Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 06/30/2016
HI U MS SOAZ,,,,,,,, I do help on the picking and shelling. We dry our stuff with a standard dehydrator. My Tractor driver then uses Mason jars. Our food saver has two special lids that will fit the narrow and wide mouth jars. These go over a standard canning lid. When you done, you have to pry the lid off. It works.
What causes me grief is that you start with a goody amount of veggies and end up with just a handful. Some things like figs, tomatoes and apples we dry and freeze. This year we will add onions, dill and chives to our drying list. Why buy.... when you already raise and it takes only a little effort to preserve. Being in So. Az, you probably can sun dry. That is probably the best way.
There is a guy named Gabe Brown that has my attention. He is from one of the Dakoda's and he uses cover crops to develop his soil. It is mind blowing. I think I'm too far down the shady side of the mountain for his program.
The tractor you saw is 8 years old. We keep it washed and our football player wax's it every year. There is no reason for folks to let a diesel tractor rust down when it can last a life time.
Out of spit. ======ORH======