The Right Tool For The Job

Last week I was whining about being a frugal fraud because I had made quite a few purchases lately.  And I do need to rein it in and focus more on making do instead of adding to cart.  But one of the purchases I made was a meat slicer, and I’ll now be adding that tool to my list of must haves on the homestead.




I had reservations about buying a meat slicer and bringing another appliance into the house, but I’m so glad I did.

We raise our own pork, which means we also process and smoke our own bacon.  However, no matter how hard I tried I could not slice the bacon thin enough and consistent enough to get the texture of bacon.  I mean come on, one of the best parts of raising and processing your own pork is the bacon.  I was meticulous about processing and curing the bacon, so why would I not be meticulous about the finished product?  I don’t know.

What I do know is that now I have a lot of perfectly sliced bacon packaged and in the freezer just waiting for us anytime we want it.  Bacon that is homegrown and free of nitrates, steroids and antibiotics…  the best bacon I’ve ever eaten.

Having the right tool for the job can make the difference between good and great, and it can make the job a lot easier.

Till Next Time,


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