Eating fresh and healthy food from your own produce is one of the most important and desirable aspect of self-sufficient living.But when you’re growing your own fruit and vegetables than one obvious problem you might face is sometimes you get it in abundance.Although there’re many ways to preserve your food to enjoyed it later on like canning and freezing but the most easiest one is to dehydrate it with the help of simple food dryer or solar food dehydrator.The only difference is you use sun light energy to do that process.Here’re 8 free plans for making your own solar food dryer.
Valais blacknosed sheep. Although the earliest mention of it dates back to 1400, this large, docile mountain sheep was first recognised as a separate breed in 1962. It has adapted particularly well to life in the high Swizz mountains and grazes even on the steepest, stoniest slopes. The black patches on its nose, eyes, ears, knees, hocks and feet and otherwise light woolly coats make it quite unmistakeable.
This fleshy leaved leaf has a mild flavour but adds a real crunch to salads. When it’s small, you can eat the whole thing, including the stems, but as it gets a bit bigger, you’ll need to strip off the individual leaves. Pinch out the shoots and eat them whole to stop it from flowering.
I grew it in a container in the polytunnel last year, then over the winter, I cleared out the compost and put it on this bed where I later planted courgettes. What I didn’t realise was that the purslane had set seed in the compost, so I was rather surprised when it popped up in between the other plants. Purslane doesn’t like full sun so as the courgette leaves have grown bigger, it has formed a shady under storey and the purslane has thrived. Seeing as my lettuce has all bolted in the hot weather, I’m very glad of it.