We had an abundance of apples last year, prompting John to build a solar food dryer so we could have another way of preserving the bounty.
So, according to The Law of Natural Perversity -- what, you never learned this one in school? The L of NP says: If you drop an open-face peanut butter sandwich, it will land face down.
As a corollary to this law, we have this: If a handy man builds a cider press and a solar food dryer one year and purchases a handy-dandy apple peeler/slicer/corer, there will be no apples on his trees that same year.
There weren't. Not on our trees. But there were local apples for sale at a good price and John has been busy drying apples.
What I find amazing is that five pounds of apples, once cut and dried, can fit into two of these quart size bags. One needs to remember that as one keeps dipping into that bag for one more sweet slice.
LIII -November 2011
4 years ago