Saturday, July 10, 2010

Prosciutto Pt3.

My leg of pig is drying out nicely so I took it down from the spare shower …

… coated the meat surface with lard, and then sprinkled pepper all over. I was going to hit it a bit, but I decided to just leave well enough alone this time.

After that I wrapped it in muslin to keep insects away …

… and hung it on a hook I screwed into the underneath of my sunroom (the sunroom used to be a deck, so the underneath of it is not contiguous with the rest of the underneath of the house. It's nice and draughty but also protected from sun and rain):

Then I covered it in a cage I constructed from some chicken wire left over from skid-proofing the front steps …

… which should hopefully protect it from any marauding cats. I don't think a mouse can get at it, but I'll keep an eye out.

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