Q and A: rendering pig fat, canning mulberries, and source for weed-free hay

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Rendering pig fat Could you give me a rough idea of how many pounds of pig fat I will need to render down in order to end up with a dozen pint jars of lard?...

Spring means new baby goats

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We've been pretty busy the last two days. We planned on having our two does, Velvet (the mother of the triplet does last year) and Luna bred to kid about the same time in...

Q&A: Self-reliance seminar, Storing wheat berries, and Shelf life of frozen meat

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Self-reliance Seminar in North Dakota This is not a question, but perhaps a resource for you. You were just asked about putting on a self-reliance seminar at your place. The Mark Dagley family of central...

Canning raspberry sauce and homesteading burnout, Cold pack, and Winter wheat

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Canning raspberry sauce and homesteading burnout  I'm wondering if it is possible to modify a canning recipe to safely can a larger size jar than specified in the recipe? Specifically, I've been putting up raspberry...

Q and A: Canning duck eggs and planting peach trees

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Canning duck eggs Can duck eggs be canned the same as chicken eggs? Linda Fisher Klamath, California By "canned," I'm assuming that you're meaning canned pickled eggs? If that's the case, yes, you can. It doesn't matter what...