Lard, Composting, & Stocking the Barn for a YEAR | Pantry Chat Q&A
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Well, we're not in the pantry this week, but we're still here to answer your questions! We've taken to the comments section on our past YouTube videos to answer your questions!

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0:00 - Chit Chat
10:00 - Composting Meat
11:42 - Water Glassing Eggs
13:57 - Using Hay for Mulch
17:19 - Storing Lard
20:22 - Homemade Ghee
21:51 - Dairy Cow Breed
23:18 - Bone & Blood Meal
26:47 - Fermented Limes
29:00 - Storing Animal Feed
31:00 - Rendering Year-Old Pig Fat


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