West takes 5th place in 4-H Country Ham Project at Kentucky State Fair

August 18, 2014
Photo submitted Pictured are John West, Keaton Ferguson, Chase Hubbard and Jonathan Wells.

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Pictured are John West, Keaton Ferguson, Chase Hubbard and Jonathan Wells.

Curing meat is an old tradition that was done for years out of necessity. Before people had refrigerators, meat would spoil quickly if it wasn’t preserved in some way. After animals, especially hogs, were slaughtered much of their meat was cured with salt, sugar, and spices. Doing this kept the meat from spoiling for much longer amounts of time—sometimes a year or more!


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