Monday, December 19, 2011

Candle Making and Canning at the Midwest Native Skills Institute

A few weeks ago I took some classes at the Midwest Native Skill Institute. We learned to make candles which I'm excited to use this skill and make some gifts. It was very fun and almost meditative they way you keep dipping the candles over and over. We even added glow in the dark powder to the candle wax and made candles that glow in the dark!

We also learned how to can. To the left we have applesauce, the middle is meat and the right is carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. Canning really isn't too difficult but it's nice to have someone to guide you through the process so you know you did it right. I'm hopping to do some canning this coming summer. We have an apple tree and I could make tons of applesauce.

The Midwest Native Skills Institute was a great deal of fun, they teach survival classes, fire making, medicinal plants, tanning, soap making, wine making, cheese making and the list just goes on. Joe and I are hoping to take more classes there. Thanks so much for having us Tom!

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