Hungry? Didn’t think so

       In the process of cutting up a pig slaughtered that morning, butcher Steve Zettlemeyer playfully offers the intestine he’d just removed as a tasty morsel to an attendee during the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site’s annual "Everything But the Oink" Nov. 10. The event lets ranch visitors learn about traditional hog processing first-hand, along with other activities frontier people did to prepare for winter, including soap-making and sausage-making. Operated in the style of the original Chambers Ranch in the 1880s and ‘90s, Rock Ledge is a 230-acre city-owned facility off Gateway Road at 30th Street. Other than special events such as “Oink,” Rock Ledge is closed to the public at this time of year. The next visiting opportunities will be the Holiday Tea and Tours, starting (by reservation) Dec. 6. Volunteers are also welcome to decorate the ranch Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 578-6777.

Westside Pioneer photo