An old friend of mine, who was a Southern transplant to Michigan, gave me some hominy that she had made from scratch with the lye and everything. I tried it, but I imagined I was tasting the lye and couldn't eat it. The next thing she brought over was a big coon stew. That was also hard to get down, but I'm sure it was my imagination again. I like other game but the grease got to me.
I've had homemade hominy since then, and it's really good, and much better than even buying and reconstituting dry hominy. It sure would be neat sometime, as long as you're making the pork with such care, to attempt to make everything from scratch! If you're successful, you could get a job as a demonstrator of pioneer meals!