I think I’m what is either termed a “tactile” or maybe “visual” learner. I can follow verbal and written directions well enough, but I think that, if given a choice, I’d certainly rather have someone show me how to do something once than to hear or read about it for hours. That’s just how I roll.
I have a sneaking suspicion that I am not alone.
With that in mind, we here at thepracticalpioneer.com, along with our sister site, mylittleprairiehome.com, have started a cheeky little series of how-to videos . . . with a bit of a twist. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that YouTube is chock full of videos on how to do just about anything you can imagine. Sometimes, there are hundreds of videos on a single boring topic. But there isn’t a whole lot of attention given to the stuff that really interests me!
I think that’s what they call a perfect opportunity! (And a chance to help others learn via a visual aid!)
So I’m going to look at recipes and various prairie skills that the settlers would have actually utilized way back in the day. I’ll try to keep it as real as possible and give you as much supporting information as I can. I have a tendency to be curious about strange questions, and to always dig a little deeper into the history of a recipe or skill, so, hopefully, you’ll learn something you never knew right along with me.
Ready for the first video? We’re going to look at how and why settlers clarified pork fat! Yee-haw!! Let’s go!