The apple cider soaking, Brillo scrubbing didn't work well, and I definitely did not want to spray oven cleaner on an item that would eventually contain good, despite that being a suggested restoration method.
Instead, I used (for the first time) my self-cleaning oven to remove the years of rust. It was just an old yard sale find, but it is a nice size and worthy of being restored and loved again.
Three rounds of lard baking later, a thorough cleaning with only water, the pot is drying and ready for business.
And will be properly stored between uses.
In other exciting news, Mayberry is above freezing and getting a bit of rain. I am cleaning wood floors. My two assistants are napping. Naturally.
MM is repairing a solar panel. The fun just keeps on keeping on around here.
We both need goals as inspiration to get (crappy) chores done. Friends are coming for dinner Sunday night. Yes...deadline! Check.
And now back to my grocery list. Break is over.
Happy Friday, y'all!
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