I would like to start my post today by welcoming a new Blogger friend to my blog. Welcome……. They call me Moe! (I’m not able to locate your blog, if you have one please let me know and I will update this post). Thank you for joining my blog, please sit back and enjoy the ride.
Anytime I have a question on canning, I go to one of my experienced blogger friends for assistance. This time, I went to Patrice Lewis’ Blog, Rural Revolution. I remembered Patrice posted instructions on her blog a while back on canning cooked chicken. I borrowed her instructions, and continued on canning my chicken. Thank you Patrice for your assistance!!!! Patrice has a booklet series called the
Rural Revolution's Self-Sufficiency Series. These booklets are in-expensive and make great reference material when trying to can by water bath or pressure canning.
Introduction to Water-Bath Canning
Introduction to Pressure Canning
Canning FAQs: 100 Basic Questions about Canning
You can find more information regarding her booklets here on Patrice’s blog.
On to my chicken……..
In a big stock pot, I placed two whole chickens, water, vegetables, and spices. I cooked the stock for 10 hours, and canned 9 quarts of chicken stock. I saved the chickens to pull the meat off the carcasses and can for future use. Using Patrice’s instructions, I was able to can 2 quarts of chicken meat for future use. I was surprised there was only enough meat for 2 jars :-) I will have to process more chicken in the next several weeks.
Tank came home the other night with a bird. He figured it would look good out on the back patio. It’s a bird made of old tool parts, this is the small one. The 6 foot tall one stayed with his friend Matt’s family. Tank has been over to Matt’s family’s farm to help clear out some of the property, just a small part of their 1700 acres in Oklahoma. They offered him the bird; he took the bird knowing I would like it.
Have you canned anything lately?
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