Top photo: figs ready to be processed. You need to remove the stems. If they are ripe, this is fairly easy as they will just twist right off. If your figs are too soft (over ripe), you run the risk of squishing the fruit, so cut the stems off.
Second photo: cut all the figs in half. You will place them in a pan, add about 1 cup of water, and sprinkle 1 cup of sugar over them. Cover the pan and bring them to a simmer. You want to have the heat at the lowest possible setting and still keep them simmering for an hour or so.
Third photo: I used my personal blender, and put just the figs, without the additional juice in the pan, and pureed them. It came out AMAZING! I plan to use this like I would applesauce in my baking, to take the place of oil. I had to put it in the fridge, but will get it into jars today.
The other way I will be doing some figs is dehydrating them. I just got this on Tuesday, and can't wait to play with it.
I also got 2 extra sets of trays to go with it, so that I can do as much as possible. Once I get my first batch of figs dried and make sure they are ok, the landlord wants me to do some for them too.
No news on the house yet...Bud hasn't been able to contact the owner yet, with his own stuff keeping him busy as all get out, but hopefully in the next few days. I will keep you updated.