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Merry Christmas – it’s a pig…

So, I can always count on my brother to put a lot of thought and effort into any gift he slings my way. He read my mind (or maybe just saw the slightly more than slick shoes on the truck) and got new tires for the beast. One year it was a big slammin‘ box of assorted cheese from Artisanal Cheese Company. My fishing gear became badly depleted, and some fishing tackle arrived. Christmas, This past year my gift was a piece of paper that said – “It’s downstairs… ┬áin the freezer.” It was a pig. It was a nude, scrubbed, bubble wrapped, pink, 14 lb. piglet… with bright blue eyes. I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in…. pig. I was stoked! No, really.. I was. I’ve always wanted to do a pig roast. But the thought of : 1. Buying an 80 lb. pig 2. Brining and Seasoning the beast 3. Trying to wallow the greased carcass into a pit 4. Figuring out what to do with that much cooked pig… …