And the best part - it's in my freezer, not my ass!
A while back I made a connection with a local rancher/butcher. He'll be cutting up my grass-fed cow this fall and I told him I was also interested in lard if he had some. At the time he didn't, but his wife called me and said he'd just done a pig and do I still want the lard? Hell yes! So I've got a big ol' box of lard in the freezer to render as needed. Happy.
Oh yeah, it was free. They usually just toss it out.
Woo hoo. I had tried to get some this winter from my butcher but the hogs they were getting had just enough fat for their sausage making and stuff so I could never get it. Today I decided to call and see if they happened to have some and the man said I hit the jack pot this week because they had plenty. I ordered fiv pounds of fat to start with. I think they told me before they charged 1.50 per pound. Not free but good anyway
Have fun with your pig fat!