This is the recipe we got from my uncle when we wanted to make our own sausage. We discovered that making sausage was a bit more work than we were interested in -- especially since we had to rent shop space and use equipment we weren't really familiar with -- so we decided to leave it up to our butcher. Since he's also started using this recipe, we still get the same great sausage -- at a slightly higher price, yes, but with a lot less work! (I haven't included the time it takes to stuff casings because that will be different for everyone.) **Edited Sep07/06: I forgot to indicate in the intial post that this sausage gets smoked for 3-4 hours after it's in the casings. Without the smoking, it won't be farmer sausage, so it's a pretty key step!!!