OK everyone, here's a challenge just for all you goat lovers out there. Kalispell Kinders is having a Kidding 'K'ontest!!!! Try saying that fast, three times!!!! Got your attention yet?
So what's the 'K'ontest? Simple really......but not easy either......all you have to do is guess how many kids our does are going to have......sounds simple?
OK, cast iron, many of you want some and many have them sitting in the garage because of rust or more. We have to admit, it’s been awhile since we have used cast iron. Part is because we bought ‘new’ cast iron and it was a bear to keep it up and definitely wasn’t what our grandparents’ used. Not too long ago we were very fortunate to find some, honest to goodness, ‘old’ cast iron.
What do we mean by old? 1920’s and even older......... YEAH!!
OK, first we shouted YEAH, than reality hit………they were in very bad shape……years of build up, rust, and who knows what else clung to our ‘hopeful’ treasure trove.….could they be saved?
Cast iron made in Taiwan, etc. isn’t the same as the ‘old school’ cast iron. One clue is weight; older cast iron is heavier than the newer ones. Our ‘hopeful’ treasure trove was abused, misused, and then abandoned to a wet garage. Not such a pretty sight to be sure. Just dreaming of a dinner made using cast iron that our great-grand parents used, or even older, was something we definitely wanted!!!
Cast iron has the advantage of getting hotter, faster than the pots and pans you find today. Old time cast iron holds the heat longer than anything! They also are just as easy to clean and maintain then those found today. If you have never used cast iron, you are definitely in for a treat………well seasoned cast iron adds a whole new dimension to the taste buds.
So, what do you do if you find rust and worse on your gramma’s cast iron? Do you try to save it or throw it away? Definitely save!!!! So let’s talk about how……….
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