Today we discuss the other half of the frustration equation- those who are ready to give up.
I think the reason that I initially responded in a negative way is simply feeling overwhelmed. Not even really by fermentation in a different container than a mason jar… your article just happened to spark a general feeling of “How can I ever do all or ANY of this stuff right??”
I understand being overwhelmed and please understand it was never, ever my intention. Know that I would never want to discourage anyone in the traditional foods world, especially not someone new. Please accept my apologies.
I’ve done traditional foods for ten years. It’s taken me ten years to get to where I am. Please don’t look at me and think you have to be there now, when it’s taken me years.
Learning a new way of life, a new skill, a new mode of thinking is a progression. Taking on too much at one time is a sure way to make sure you burn yourself out and give up. So I encourage you to not worry about the fermentation issue unless you’re trying to heal your gut– put it on your list of thing to look at later. Most people don’t get into fermentation until they’ve been doing traditional foods for a while, anyway.
So if you are new to traditional foods and feeling overwhelmed, I recommend you put it on the back burner and keep reading, keep learning and visit it another time when you are ready to make some decisions.
If you are trying to heal your gut, I would recommend you read and consider, then make your decisions on how to help yourself proceed. I don’t expect that everyone will make the same decisions I will, but my hope is that you can consider yourself to be making educated decisions once you read my blog and some other sources so you feel like you have a full picture.
Please know I am always open for questions and I’m always glad to help in any way that I can. You’re always welcome to post comments or post in the forum when you’re frustrated and you want some help.