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Lard rendering tips


The oil lamp shop is run by an older Mennonite couple and Mrs. Shank explained that it is a common problem for first time lard render’ers. She was excited to find a ‘younger’ couple interested to learn the old ways. She explained that, when we start the process, adding

Rendering Lard


First of all, let’s dispel with some false information.  Lard is not a saturated fat; it is a monounsaturated fat and one of the best dietary sources of Vitamin D while containing no trans-fats. This year, when we took the hog to the processor,… Continue Reading “Rendering Lard”