Another winter bacon, smoked trout and a friendly fox

 Quick bacon run tried a couple different recipes, came out nice. Last batch slightly salty, didn't bother me. Chopped most of the fat off prior to brine also soaked this batch in freshwater for 12 hours and dropped salt level to 40. Have some in whisky, honey and brown sugar will see how that goes. 

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Raynard looks almost alive

Tue, 2020-07-07 21:16

What's the fish in the smoker, and what put raynard in to such a beautiful pose with such a smile on his face.

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 Rainbow trout from the dam.

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:40

 Rainbow trout from the dam. Fox is alive, just saw him chilling out in the sun one morning down the road.

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Is the Fox still alive ?

Wed, 2020-07-08 07:00

Is the Fox still alive ? ....Surprised you could get so close to one in the wild.

There some decent slabs of bacon!


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Wed, 2020-07-08 07:30

Looks good . Got to try do some with wild pigs.. there very fat atm

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 Yes, saw a small mob the

Wed, 2020-07-08 08:43

 Yes, saw a small mob the other arvo that looked in good condition however the old pig dog is well past catching another pig. It did get me looking on gumtree for another dog but after thinking about all the training and walking and running through the Bush with a gut full of beer quickly became a crap idea. Have marinated and hot smoked lots of wild pork ribs but never a bacon. 

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I hear you Bryce.Im also too

Mon, 2020-07-13 12:50

I hear you Bryce.

Im also too long in the tooth (and unfit) to be dogging anymore but still enjoy a stroll with the rifle. Got one old dog left, and she is spoilt rotten now days. That bacon looks yummo, and I can only imagine the smell would be even better than it looks.