With the small cut, only 2 lbs each, I'm hoping the 3.5 days in cure will be enough. I'd hold out for longer, but I'm a nurse, working 12 hour shifts, and will be working tues-sunday. long stretch, and that puts me at 8-9 days for 2 lbs of belly sitting in a LOT of salt.
On another note, after browsing the site re bacon, I've decided that I'll take the little bit of store bought bacon that I have left sitting in the fridge, and make some pig candy tomorrow while the new bacon smokes.... I'd never heard of it, but excited to try it out.