How to Cure Your Own Ham
Once the ham was spent and the last of the sandwiches made the bone went into a large pot:
3 Bay leaves
The best way to make a good ham stock is to bring the water up to the boil, roughly chop all of the vegetables, tear the bay leaves and crack the peppercorns before adding everything to the water. The heat should then be turned down so that the liquid simmers for at least an hour. The ham bone pictured made approximately 2 liters of fantastic stock and there were of course all of those bits of leftover meat falling away from the bone to add to the flavour.