Dehydrating

Here is my promised post:

I love my dehydrator, every time I use it, I love it more and more.  I have had  a Nesco one, but for the last few years have had an Excaliber.

We have used it primarily until this year for deer jerky.  As I delve into more food preservation, I have been able to use it for leftovers, cheap buys on marked down produce and garden abundance!

Here is us – making our own fruit mix for vacation!

(we find spraying the banana chips/apple pcs. with straight lemon juice helps keep them from turning brown)

This is banana chips, strawberry pcs., apple chunks (those got a little too brown, but tasted great!) and then I added raisins and dried organic cranberries. 

We had these on our route and they were delicious!

Her Introduction

Exciting.  We are going to start this blog to share about our journey into homesteading from very differing points of view.  Introductions: me, a city slicker, mid thirties,a mom, college educated, raised by a woman who not only didn’t do much cooking, shopping or gardening but who didn’t teach me how.  I’ll save his intro for him.  We are a large family with both biological and adoptive children. We live in Zone 5 and we homeschool. 

GP (God’s Peace)

Her