Here’s the newest toy at Beulah Land Homestead –
a Nesco American Harvest dehydrator! I wish I had thought about how big it was before I ordered. MAYBE I would have made sure it fit in the sink to wash the trays and screens.
But I doubt it. I wanted the larger, more powerful one so I could JUST GET IT DONE! That’s my life’s philosophy on everything.
Here’s the first drying session –
I filled all 6 trays that I have. After 2 hours I pulled part of the kale off, as it’s already crispy. I want to make a veggie powder mix to add to cheese dips. I’m going to do some onions but know those will fill the whole dehydrator by themselves. Or I might put a tray of garlic in with those.
I’ve never used an electric dehydrator, just solar as in laying veggies and herbs on an old window screen. I’m trying not to hyperventilate over electric use to dry veggies inside when it’s going to be 97 outside today. I had planned to run the dehydrator out in the garage but I called the company and they said NO!
My frugal homesteading DNA is curling up in a fetal position and crying as inside I hear the A/C running along with the dehydrator and then I step outside to hang up clothes and see/hear the pool filter running …….
but for today I’m enjoying our new adventure!