Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What is a Pig Pickin?

Well, of course there is pig! At the McCurry pig pickin' he puts 10-12 Boston Butt roasts (shoulder roasts) on the grill the night before and cooks and cooks and cooks them. By the time church is out on Sunday all the folks drive the rough and rocky road up the mountain to his cabin. It is so peaceful up there. No power - a cabin that his great great great grandparents built that has not been updated. There is a creek all around the property almost with a horse and pasture. The pasture is encompassed with a log fence. He does bring a generator up to power the musical equipment. There are many many trees offering amazing shade and soft gentle cool breezes. He does the meat and everyone else brings the fixin's. The pork is so tender, the pickin comes usually when you pick the meat off the grill...at least that is my interpretation. My husband thinks it comes from the pickin' and the grinnin' during the music.

There is sweet tea of course, watermelon in the creek keeping cold. Tater salad and slaw, hush puppies and corn bread. Desserts fill a whole table with my favorite being the pineapple upside down cake and the red velvet cake!

Kids playing all around, playing in the creek too. Young people dancing to the music and all the older people catching up on life...or gossiping haha.

It is super fun, very relaxing and it just makes for a great day. I will post some pictures - didn't take as many this year but got a few!

woops it is late...will post pictures tomorrow!

Have a great night ya'll!



  1. That sounds WAY BETTER than what I had imagined 'pig pickin' to be. LOL Thanks for clearing that up!

    Can't wait to see pics...sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. Can't do the pork, but YUM on everything else! Mmm, red velvet cake, mmm.

  3. Sounds wonderfully old-school, straight from Little House on the Prairie. What a cool tradition!! We spent our Memorial Day with our closest friends and while we weren't pickin pig, we did barbeque!! :)

  4. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to say hello!

    I agree that "pig pickin'" sounds pretty gross (especially since I'm a vegetarian!), but the day itself sounds lovely. :)

  5. Wow, sounds like fun! Beats what we did (nothing except fight over whose turn it was to take a nap and who was on kid duty). Sigh...