Everything But The Oink

November 09 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Everything but the oink! It’s an old saying that sums up the dietary and economic importance of hogs to farmers, ranchers and homesteaders.

To keep the meat from spoiling during the curing process, hogs were processed in the coolest, fall months of the year.  Lard was rendered to use for baking and to make soap and medicinals.

Everyone participated in this annual event, so dress for the weather and join us at the Woodshop for this educational demonstration.

In addition to hog processing, you can observe sausage making at the Rock Ledge House and Orchard House. Galloway Cabin will demonstrate soap making throughout the day.

Special assistance provided by Zettlemoyer’s Custom Meat Processing.

Other Upcoming Events

  1. Labor Day Vintage Baseball Game

    September 2 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. 41st Annual Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival

    September 13 - September 15
  3. Powwow

    September 21 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Harvest Festival

    October 5 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Autumn Colorado Living History School Program

    October 9 – 8:00 am - October 25 – 5:00 pm
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