Well my first few items in the dehydrator didn't work out as well as I'd hoped they would for a few reasons.
- The dehydrator makes a bit of noise so my wife doesn't like it being on all the time
- It takes several hours (like a whole day) to dehydrate wetter or thicker items
- I've not been at home long enough to leave it on very often.
The apple went quite well, drying a bit slower but still tasting good and looking ok.
On the other hand the banana was a bit of a failure - they discoloured almost instantly, refused to dry well and look rather horrible, I'll be on the hunt for a better set of instructions for this one soon!
I hoped to spend a little more time out in the woods and blogging soon but for the moment I've ended up working 2 jobs, both almost full time. Teachers typically teach about 20-24 lessons a week here and I'm on around 35 which means there are some long long working days; from leaving the house at 6.30 for a 7.20 class to getting home a quarter of an hour after a 9pm class! Should help settle everything money related but it means putting some hobbies on the backburner for a while sadly.