Homesteading Advice: A Homemade Dehydrator, Formula for Fertilizer and Home Canning

The Ask MOTHER column provides homesteading advice. This issue covers how to make a homemade dehydrator, learn about a formula for fertilizer, Dexter cattle and answers on home canning questions.

| August/September 2000

  • A recipe for making homemade grape juice.
    A recipe for making homemade grape juice.
    BELLA HOLLINGWORTH
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    The "Living Foods" dehydrator.
    ILLUSTRATION: TOM MOORE
  • The
    The "Living Foods" dehydrator.
    ILLUSTRATION: TOM MOORE

  • A recipe for making homemade grape juice.
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The "Living Foods" dehydrator. Classic food preservation method reborn.

Dear MOTHER

Do you or any of your readers have plans for a dehydrator? I live in very windy Wellington, so dehydrating out of doors can sometimes be hazardous.

Cheers,



Katherine
Wellington, New Zealand

I am trying to build my own, food dehydrator Can you give me a few pointers? I'm looking for something that is inexpensive to run and build. We have a lot of moisture here on the Oregon coast.






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