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Old 01-29-2012, 11:40 PM
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Hello from Ohio been looking at property in Scott Co. around Gate City, Va. Have quite a bit of relation down there and want to move there some day but right now there is not much work around and figure that I will buy a place and fix it up when im off work. Do Seasonal work right now and usually off about 3 mths out of the year.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:45 PM
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My Maternal Grandmother is from Gate City, I have spent a little time out that way, and yes, having to have a job would be a real challenge. I was offered a 'piecemeal
job out that way a couple of years back but no way was I going to risk that. I love the area though.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:54 PM
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Troy, it is illegal to 'sell' meat that is not USDA inspected and packaged. I had some porkers done up last year that I was able to sell by the cut/per lb and did ok with it. Considering the crap Gunnoes sells for sausage in Wmart is 3.50 a lb, I don't feel a bit bad about 4.00 a lb and depending on the market area, I will sell it for more.
It is also possible to give people sausage, or meat, no law against that- but the packaging that it takes to contain a lb of sausage can run upwards of 4.00............ savvy?

Down to the porking- We do it the way we benefit most from it, which is quickly and efficiently. Some people still scald and scrape and go through all of that which is fine of course, however-
I have my trigger man shoot- I stick- Hog down. Once the expiration is final we snatch them up with a gambrel on a tractor fork and continue to let them bleed out. Then we wash them down, let em drip, unzip and evicerate, then skin like a deer. Skinning is the longest part, and the toughest, hog skin is tough. Once it's over and done with, it is allowed to cool overnight then it's all disassembly from there.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:03 AM
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Hi! New here from the Northern Neck
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:52 PM
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Welcome to the forum!
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:59 PM
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Well... Like a lot of others in this area, I was not born in Virginia, but I have lived here for about the last 30 years so it's home now. I'm down in the southeast corner of the state, not too far from Yorktown, but I have dreams of moving farther out in the country when I can. In the meantime, I do what I can on my small piece of land...
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:19 PM
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I've been a member of this forum for the past year and never checked in to this thread! Botetourt County here, between Roanoke and Lexington. The husband was born here and got to longing for home back in '86. So we left Boston behind and moved here

Welcome to all the new members, these forums are great!
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New to forum, but have lived in Hampton Roads area (Virginia Beach/Norfolk) for over 40 years.

Envious of all of you who live in the country, especially those who live in the mountains. I don't like the beach, and don't like flat, and here I am with both!
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:03 PM
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I can't believe I never saw this thread either! I wonder how many of the original posters are still here?

I live in the SW VA mts, born and raised here, as were my parents and grandparents on both sides and great-grandparents.
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Hello from the Blue Ridge Mountains. I'm back. Howdy neighbor's.
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:21 PM
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Checking in from just east of Richmond. If you are from Richmond, we are in Glendale.
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