O solar mio

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Gluts...I've had a few...but then again...

I digress. We are drowning in an unending torrent of tomatoes...

A solar dehydrator was on my list of projects for the future somewhere below 'create a way of having a warm wash in a warm space for this winter'.

But it seemed such a shame to lose this uber-harvest this year so I made the simplest dehydrator I could. A box with screen mesh at the bottom, holes around the sides and a glass lid.

And guess what? It works a treat!

It makes much more sense to dry rather than bottle things for us at the moment as we have no cool pantry or cellar space yet.

Figs are in it at the moment...looking lovely...and as we develop our permaculture orchard we will be drying all kinds of exciting and exotic delights.

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