New Adventure

Here’s the newest toy at Beulah Land Homestead –

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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.

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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 –

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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!

About Debbie

I'm a 53 yo homesteader/homemaker who is obsessively in love with my God, my husband and my life. I don't know anything about blogging and resisted it for years now. I am good at rambling, which is probably the old fashioned way to say blogging anyway so I'll struggle on and see where this goes. My husband, John, and I live on a 55 acre homestead in NE Texas where we raise Dwarf Nigerian Milk Goats, laying hens, guinea, cats and 3 dogs. We try to live as self-sufficiently as possible, raising organic veggies and meat chickens and using our goats milk for drinking, cooking, cheese/butter making and soap making. John works off the homestead but does a lot on the weekends. We basically live the way our grandparents or great grandparents lived. We believe living debt-free like our grandparents did is the biggest step in being self-sufficient or shall I say, God-sufficient. Life here is always an adventure and seldom boring .... to us anyway! If you have time, come watch the grass grow with me on the porch swing. Debbie
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