Well, first time I went to pick up the bellies, the butcher didn't have them. Apparently the place they get their meat from ran short. The guy was very apologetic. But this morning, I called to see if they were in before wasting a trip.
The case weighs in at just over 23lbs. I wasn't expecting them to be loose like that- I thought they'd be in cryo, but this way will actually be easier I think.
I also got some of my anniversary presents a couple days early, which included a new slicer:
That sucker is sharp, too! Gonna make slicing this bacon very easy. I'm salivating already!!!
Hopefully going to get the cure going tomorrow after work, saturday at the very latest.