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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2024 :  1:15:55 PM  Show Profile
Heather use dried herbs for sugars.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

2285 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
2285 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2024 :  08:58:08 AM  Show Profile
I recently purchased a freeze dryer and have had a lot of fun experimenting with it. Today I am drying strawberries to powder for a version of “nestle quick”. My grandchildren love strawberry milk and I can make this with much less sugar (I am using monk fruit for a sweetener) and no preservatives.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2024 :  09:25:46 AM  Show Profile
Julie, have fun playing with your new toy. I know your grandkids will like their strawberry drink.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

261 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
261 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2024 :  10:20:47 AM  Show Profile
Lemon slices today. They are taking a long time to dry.

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2024 :  10:43:05 AM  Show Profile
Tara lemon slices do take a long time to dry. I tried it once, now I either dry or freeze lemon zest. Reminds me I need to do another batch or lemon zest. Lemon zest is handy for hot tea, lemon pepper, or herb/spice blends.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2024 :  08:09:45 AM  Show Profile
Drying sage today. My sage has really taken off so to keep it the right size for its container I pruned it this morning. Love the smell of fresh sage on my hands and in the air.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

261 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
261 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2024 :  1:55:35 PM  Show Profile
There was a storm yesterday and wind bent the onion stalks. I plucked a handful and will dry. Dehydrator will go in garage.
Sara, my sage is growing well. I may cut a few leaves and dry.

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
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Farmgirl #8548
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - May 02 2024 :  08:36:56 AM  Show Profile
Today I am drying Greek oregano. I let my one container of GO go to flower for the butterflies and bees but so far I haven't seen either. Makes me sad to think about how few b&bs I see these days.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3053 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3053 Posts

Posted - Jun 06 2024 :  1:39:03 PM  Show Profile
I finally finished all the strawberries (4 buckets!). Now I'm on to the cherries. Our tree is loaded with them this year and they look great!

~Heather
“I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” — George Washington

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2024 :  03:54:10 AM  Show Profile
Enjoy the fruits Heather. I planted a cherry tree this year. I had two a long time ago.
I got the dehydrator out the other day. Got oregano done. This morning garlic chives, rose petals, thyme, and a few plantain leaves are done. Some for me, my sister and my cousin.

Farming in WI

Michele


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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2194 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2194 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2024 :  11:11:12 AM  Show Profile
Sara -- it makes me sad too. I've seen no ladybugs or butterflies this year. I haven't seen a praying mantis in years. I've had an organic yard for 36 years but I guess the neighbors all spray chemicals or call the bug man. It probably also accounts for the disappearance of all the little birds, the finches and sparrows that eat bugs.
I have some mint and lemon balm ready to dry soon; the Mexican oregano and catnip need a little longer to grow.

Judith

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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

261 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
261 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2024 :  3:50:04 PM  Show Profile
I cut a lot of parsley, sage and thyme to dry.
Michele, do u dry roses for tea?

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Farmgirl in SC
Farmgirl #8548
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3053 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3053 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2024 :  6:10:01 PM  Show Profile
I'm curious too! I have some wild roses along the fence row that smell wonderfully but didn't know what to do with them. I thought about trying to infuse some oil or tallow but wasn't sure if the smell would transfer.

I have a bunch of herbs to dry when the cherries are done. My oregano is currently being flattened. There is a cat that has claimed it as her spot to raise a new kitten :) I wish she would have picked the irises since they're done flowering. Oh well, my mother in law has plenty of oregano she doesn't use so I can get some from her.

Sara and Judith - I'm sorry to hear your butterflies and bees are disappearing! They must have made their way here. There are a ton of them in the pasture and hay field here. I think it's because we haven't been able to get out there due to so much rain and they're enjoying the alfalfa and clover flowers :) I'm waiting on the hummingbirds. I always love seeing them in the summer.

~Heather
“I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” — George Washington

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2024 :  03:50:33 AM  Show Profile
Rose petals is for my cousin Dawn. She uses them in some recipes she makes for her husband. She can explain better.

Farming in WI

Michele


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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2024 :  12:25:29 PM  Show Profile
Yesterday I dried parsley that I brought from the grocery store. I've tried many times to grow parsley without success, parsley and cilantro are two herbs I have given up on growing. I needed dried parsley for pizza sauce I want to can and drying store-bought parsley is cheaper than buying it already dried in those little jars.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4170 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4170 Posts

Posted - Jun 19 2024 :  04:40:00 AM  Show Profile
I dried the garlic scapes. Will try to use them in place of garlic.
Sara good job on the parsley. I planted some this year, old seed, and I don't think any of it is coming up. Though it does take a while.
Yesterday I put some basil seed in a raised bed. I was getting low on dried basil.
Truth be told, I thought I had planted basil earlier, but darn if I could find it. I think it was parsley and not basil that I planted.

Farming in WI

Michele


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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6867 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6867 Posts

Posted - Jun 19 2024 :  04:52:13 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, I haven't grown basil from seed, always just bought a plant, and put it in a container. Didn't make it to the nursery this spring so no basil this year. I have bought fresh basil a couple of times from the grocery store but it's not the same as having my own plant on the deck.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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