We accidentally bought two pigs

Last fall, my husband and I accidentally bought two pigs. “This would only happen to you guys,” friends said when we announced our dilemma. “Not true!” we protested. It seemed like a common enough marital quandary — Alex said yes to George, I said yes to Drew. Only instead of party dates or hand-me-down patio chairs, we were talking about two full-size pigs, butchered and ready for a place in our suddenly puny-looking chest freezer.

This is the story of how we learned to make sausage.

(Published Oct. 3, 2019 in Heated, a Medium publication.)

Elspeth Hay