Greetings All! My name is Marty and my husband, Brian & I live in St. Victor, Saskatchewan. We are hunters, fishers and gardeners. If we don't grow it, hunt it or fish it - its not on our dinner plate unless we barter with friends who have FRO chickens, eggs, pigs or grains. I pressure can most of our veggies and meat. Started curing & smoking pork last autumn after we acquired a live FRO pig. What fun! BearCarvers wisdom has been the best. Our bacon & hams are so good. I cured and smoked a turkey just for fun and it was so very good! I am presently curing hams for a friend and threw a dozen pork chops in the brine after we had cured & smoked chops in Cabo San Lucas. Yummy! I have a Bradley smoker and I love experimenting with food. I have a collection of about 200 cookbooks and if I can't sleep - I read cookbooks. Brian is my grateful Guinea pig! As are many of our dinner guests. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge, wisdom and recipes with a total rookie.