Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by Gopherman, Jun 17, 2016.
Nice place! Lots of work invested there and looks like your getting a good return on your effort.
Very impressive! Thanks for sharing.
That's a great undertaking and you've nailed it. Nice place, nice (and a lot of) work.
That is the way to prep!! Well done!
Amazing Gman. You have the magic touch. I really like how you are investing in fruit trees. I think that is very wise. Also, that first house you showed, do you put panels on it in the winter for a greenhouse?
I put plastic over it. It's been up for 3 seasons now, it's also been reinforced this year. I added the Steel Cattle panels this year for trellis and to more evenly distribute the weight of the vines, at $20 per panel it's a great deal.
Next year will be interesting! Most of my tree's should be bearing fruit, what the HECK am I going to do with it all?
I guess the goats and sheep will be really fat!
I really need to quit procrastinating on that stupid Solar Dehydrator, it's the only thing that will be big enough to handle that much produce, and we can only eat so much jelly.The food forest is a good because you just let it drop for fertilizer, but until then?
My 1/4 acre lot is fixin' to become a small orchard as well. I will plant all kinds of Moringa in the next 2 weeks. Now that I know it will survive the winters and come back, it will also give me lots of fodder for the compost pile.
I put 24 Zucchini, 24 Prolific Squash and 24 Ocra plant out there They are all doing great, the problem is I had 3 zuc. and it was giving me far more than I needed and took over my bed's , so I pulled them. Wow thinking about how much Squash I have coming is a little overwhelming, I will probably donate the surplus the the Wings Of Life Ministry where we sing once a month. They are an amazing org. They also are 1 of the only 2 places that can legally feed the homeless here now.
Solar dehydrator???? You are always doing something. I have seen some real simple ones made from old windows and such (worried about lead paint) but then others look like quite the project. I like this one, seems simple-
You almost have all the fruit to make FROG jelly. You could probably substitute one of your citrus.
How to Make FROG Jam (Fig-Raspberry-Orange-Ginger Jam) - Easily! With Step-by-step Photos, Recipe, Directions, Ingredients and Costs
Got a big lake down the road a couple miles How many frogs does it take? It didn't mention it in the recipe!
like this type only bigger, WAY BIGGER!!!
@Gopherman, that dehydrator you posted is gret for heat drying but for good 'air drying' which retains more nutrients consider this one
Cooking & Food - Solar Chimney and/or Downdraft Dehydrator plans | Survival Monkey Forums
its kind of odd and not intuitively obvious about how it works but this version has the hot air move from top to bottom, as the air drops, the air flow drys the food, so that its air dried and not heat dried.
I tried to find the video of the guy in Montana who dried whole plums with his but can't seem to find it.
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