25 February 2007

Solar Dehydrator

We've been taking advantage of the hot/dry season, and making sun-dried tomatoes on the balcony. As an experiment we also made a passive-solar convection dehydrator out of a couple of old boxes. Unfortunately we don't have an ideal place to put it, and it only gets direct sun for about five hours a day. Our first trial batch of bananas is up on the top balcony, waiting for daylight. We'll let you know how it works.


  1. This is all fine and interesting but can you feed puppies with it?

  2. Once we have verified its effectiveness we fully intend to utilize the dehydrator to make puppy jerky. Sorry, should have mentioned that earlier.

  3. You made a "passive-solar convection dehydrator?" Methinks you are now officially too cool for me.