Couldn't find the best place for this. I've got a bunch of lard that went bad on me. So far the best idea we've come up with is chainsaw grease. Maybe inoculate it with mushroom spores so it greases the forest with spores!
But what other uses can folks see for bad lard? Or other oils? Right now I probably have 2 gallons of it. I'm sure it'll happen again someday, too...
All good ideas! The chickens love cracklin's. I wasn't sure if the rancid oil would be very good for their system though. I know they probably wouldn't care! And I usually feed them ALL kinds of things, but the rancidity is an unknown to me there. And with soap; I worried that the smell would carry through? Have you tried this?
As far as cast iron, we always cook in cast iron with lard, so they're VERY happy pans ;)
Tell me more about a pond sealant! This is fascinating! :D
My tests indicate similar results with animal fat substances
I used it, in conjunction with a few handfuls of bentonite to seal a spot where the clay wasnt thick enough. I also added leaves so the water that did seep through would pull fat, clay, and leaves (gley) into thr seeps and seal it. Worked!
"The rule of no realm is mine. But all worthy things that are in peril as the world now stands, these are my care. And for my part, I shall not wholly fail in my task if anything that passes through this night can still grow fairer or bear fruit and flower again in days to come. For I too am a steward. Did you not know?" Gandolf