25 November, 2008

Thoughtful Information!

Don't ask me how but I surf around from information to information on the web and sometimes I find some interesting articles or web sites. I think I started out looking for information on rendering beef fat to get Lard, because we had a beast killed last week and there will be all this tallow and I was going to make soap with it. Some how I ended up on this web site called Granpappy
Anyway I was reading information about:-
  • Surviving Hard Times
  • Gardening Tips'
  • Recipes For Hard Times
  • Worldwide Food Shortage
  • Job opportunities during Hard Times
  • Emergency Evacuation List
And so much more. He had interesting information on the Great Depression and his thoughts about the recession we are all in now, I suppose some of the things could be to the extreme but things to think about.

I should be picking up our beef tomorrow so I will post pictures on how I go in labeling and freezing it, now back to my soap making information :)


Grammy said...

I did not know you use beef for lard I thought it was pig. I will take a look at that site. Thanks.
We will be getting a small pig soon. for food not to raise. So I am re looking at some of the pig processing blogs for Ideals. I too am learning for survival. And to get non genetically engineered food. The pig I get has had commercial food but It was raised humane. Some how it broke its leg. so It will be culled and we will get it verses it waisted. I never thought I could have done this in my younger years but now I think I can. I have read your other post earlier but did not get a comment on them sorry.

white_lilly said...

Hi Ernie, sorry about my mixed up information, pig fat is called lard and fat from other animals such as cattle, sheep and horses is called tallow. I thought if I had kilos of fat I would try and use it some how so I'm still looking for information to see if it is all worth the trouble.
I really good blog to look at to see the process of raising and culling a pig is Ron from Homesteading Hickory Hills http://hillbilly2be.blogspot.com/
He has photos as well so be cautious as they are graphic.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Ooooh! I've always wanted to learn to make my own soap.
I'm hoping to learn to make goat's milk soap once my mini-mancha dairy goat freshens in the Spring :)

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