The term: “Conception is reality” seem to be more wide spread than anytime in history. On TV they were saying a lady rode to an election victory because of her Ad about her castrating boar hogs.
Wow! As a soon to be 72 year old, that took me all the way back to the late 1940’s and early 1950’s as a 9 or 10 year old living on a farm in Stockton, Georgia. Today very few young people know how our meats are raised and slaughtered.
Except for the very few our meat comes from the grocery store and that’s as far as they ever knows. My family left the farm when I was 14 years old and to this day I don’t know the whole story on why they castrate boar hogs before slaughter.
I think it’s done to make the meat more tender with a less strong flavor, but, big deal, I’m not about to spend time researching it. Anyway! I would sit and watch as my dad and two or three other men would hold down a big boar hog and castrate him.
I don’t know but I’m sure the big factory like farms of today have racks for that sort of thing. But, back then they had to manually hold down the big boar hogs which was no easy task.
Holding the hind legs of a big boar hog can be like holding two powerful jack hammer pistons, and a man can get seriously injury if not careful. Once they would get the boar stable one man would use a sharp knife and make a slit, then squeeze the mountain oyster out and cut the connecting cord, done.
Back then it was before the blow fly was eradicated. I can’t remember the name of the medicine they used, all I remember is they mixed it with used motor oil. They had on hand a bucket of this medicine and motor oil mixture and used a stick with a rag wrapped around the end to apply this mixture to the wound.
Back then before the blow fly was eradicated screw worms would quickly get into a wound and do disaster like damage. So, the screw worm medicine was a must and was applied until the wound healed.
City dwellers may not know what the hell is going on here, but, you can bet your bottom dollar that there is a lot of people in this great country that still cherish old norms and traditions, including me. Glory be to God.
Anyone that doesn’t think that norms and traditions matter; need to take a look at religions that have mandatory chants or prayers. That is their secret to remaining unchanged for over thousands of years. And they won’t ever change or deteriorate as long they keep the same norms and traditions alive. Yet, we wonder what happen to the good old USA? Duh!
Wise men/women has always known that how you raise your young is not everything, it is the only thing in terms of long time survival, period.
Get a grip America. How can you expect the young to show self-restraint and act responsible when they have never been conditioned to show restraint and act responsible. Duh.
SIRMANS LOG: 07 JUNE 2014, 1429 HOURS