Plautdietsch word of the day: Mejagrope
What it sounds like: a temporarily condition where one is blinded by a flash of lighting and having to grope around.
What it really means: a large kettle / caldron
schwien schlacht'ing (hog butchering) on a Mennonite farm 1948
Here we see the tedious task of pork fat being rendered in a mejagrope. It took a strong and steady arm to continually stir the fat pieces over a fire for hours at a time.
And here's the final result from hours of rendering. Glorious pork lard and crackles!
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