The butcher called this morning and the fresh pork belly that I ordered has arrived! Looks to be about an 8-10 pounder. I'll start the cure tonight. I've been reading the "Meat Hook Meat Book" which is wonderful, and I was inspired to try my hand at bacon. I'm dying to give this a try! Book: http://www.amazon.com/Meat-Hook-Book-Bu ... +meat+book
I recommend it to anyone wanting to learn a bit more about butchering and meats in general.