I did 30 lbs of snack sticks today with the boys and I’m tired lol.
craigrice ok so I did a bunch of fresh brats and a small batch of snack sticks and this thing kicked [censored] it’s about the perfect size for almost anything not too big and not too small. Extremely easy to clean up and I can’t recommend it enough, so if you are on the fence you need to jump off that fence and get it.
Jonathon low and slow in a big pot. We raise Our own pigs here so I can’t speak much for what’s avaliable commercially. The wife makes soap out of half of it so I make around 4 or 5 gallons at a time. I don’t imagine there’s alot of difference between commercial and home grown there could be a quality difference in how it’s processed though as most commercially avaliable products are dependent on speed and I’m not lol. It takes me around 5-8 hours to render lard.
Steps I use not very specific but it’s the way that works for me.
Jonathon yeah it still is happening there’s alot of studies being conducted on various aspects of it including plants that are treated with neonicotinoids to the current state of agriculture using more and more pesticides there’s even been a few studies showing herbicides causing issues with bees by upsetting the gut flora. The most recent study is poor queen rearing and genetics and the last that I heard on it they were attempting to import drone sperm from Europe to attempt to raise better queens. Colony collapse is probably the number 2 cause of lost colonies number 1 being mites. The issue that I’m running into is I can’t get sugar to make bee feed cause everyone is panick buying it and when I go to buy it I usually get 300 to 400 pounds of sugar and then I look like I’m panick buying but it’s for the bees lol. The last time I went into town they told me I wasn’t allowed more than I 25lbs bag.