(Did you sleep well?)
First up: Good morning!! :)
I've been wanting to explain something and the Facebook format doesn't really support in-depth explanations. So, we have this blog now and I can bore you to tears with my "splainin'".
I'm a rookie. At a lot of this stuff. I started out early in life in a farm-like atmosphere and got a taste for raising animals and things like that. Then I grew up and moved to the suburbs where I've pretty much spent the bulk of my adult life.
About a year ago, I moved back out to the country with Farmer Tom and it's been an all out race ever since. Remodel the house. Put up fencing. Build a coop. Build another coop. And another one. Raise chickens. Till a new garden. More fencing. Plant a garden. Plant another garden. Water the garden. Get a new puppy. Start a new job. Send the kids off to college. Watch everything grow.
We also have some rental property which, this summer, was a huge time suck. (Let's just say all of July and August weekends were tied up with this project).
Am I forgetting anything? Oh yeah, canning.
If it looks like my recipes are basic and novice-like, that's because they are! I am canning for the first time in my life. It was one of my goals this year and I'm tackling it with everything I've got!
I've made an assumption (I know) that there might be a few of us rookies out there. There should be a secret society of Adults-who-haven't-learned-skills. We could privately meet and learn the stuff that somehow we were supposed to learn before now. Working on cars. Fixing stuff. Sewing. Carpentry. Cooking. We could come out of the closet one day after graduation and blend seemlessly into the masses, with no one the wiser.
Or. We could put our vulnerable untrained selves out there online for all the world to see. Guess which one I'm going with? Ha!
So, back to my point. In case there are others wondering "How The Heck Do You Do That?" I am putting up very do-able recipes with as much instruction as I think it takes to get you on the road to success. These are the actual recipes I am using and the actual processes. They are simple. I am not using fancy equipment. I am putting in the time to learn this from the bottom up. Thank goodness for the internet! In lieu of having a seasoned veteran at my beck and call, I can look up just about anything I need to know, online. You can too. But, if for some reason you found me first (or my Facebook page where most of the recipes are listed under "Notes") I'll break it down for you. We can learn this together. Not in secret, but that's ok.
So today, for your viewing pleasure, I bring you APPLESAUCE. Check out the tab, above, and let me know what you think. I think it's pretty good. But then again, I'm a rookie. :)
In case you need it: www.facebook.com/thepocketfarmer