dehydrating onions....ahhh the smell!

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    had a patch of onions that needed drying ....5 gal bucket full...i quickly processed them....i got that little chopper thing...as seen on tv....well i did about 1/2 the onions and put them in a 9 tray dehydrater...(i learned from last year not to put them in the basement) ...the entire outdoors smells like onions...to the point the fed ex driver even ask where the onion odor was coming from....

    next will be canning corn...

    anyone else starting to put up foods?
     
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    Ive been putting up food for a few years, onions, they are so cheap they are not worth doing yourself
     
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    if you look at it that way...nothing is worth is...now is it? but this way i know where my food comes from...dont i? i know who is pissing on my food...do you?
     
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    Did chopping up all of those onions make you cry, bones?????? I'm working on a new science project. I've got it just about figured out. Dehydrated water! I'll pack it in a quart can and sell it at the service stations, 7-11's and places like that. What you will do, is pop the top off using the handy pull tab, take the can into the restroom, fill it just about full with water out of the tap and there you go. You'll have just about a full quart of dehydrated water. I plan on test marketing it in California. Those idiots out there will buy anything. Figure I can sell it for say, 59 cents a can to start and slowly work the price up. Need a catchy product motto.... Maybe something like "Dehydrated water. Damn good for you. Mix it up and drink it or eat it dry and then drink a glass of water - anyway you do it, you'll wet your whistle."
     
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    normally i can take onions but today i cried...and cried ...the whole yard smells of onions...its amazing how far away you can smell it
     
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    I only have 1/5 an acre, mostly covered with oak trees and a home. we grow a few things but squirrels and rabbits get them so Im a victim of my own bad planning , I looking for a bail out and a program to save me.
    Keep one eye open, you have to sleep sometime.
     
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    o i have the room to grow stuff....and the room to store it...plus...we are borderline neurotic about it...i have been thru blizzards..(its been a while) where people couldnt get out..i had food..water and heat...i still think 90 pints of green beans is a bit much but they last 2 years and a crop failure could hit....hey its not my paranoia...but his....
     
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    Did you wear gloves or do your hands smell like onions too??? I cried today too but not because of onions. I cried because I dropped the hammer on my big toe. I didn't have on shoes or socks or anything. I knocked the hammer off the kitchen table and it fell landing right on my big toe. I hopped around dancing like a one-legged fiddle player and the wife was laughing at me. Instead of sympathy, she was laughing at me and said if I had of put the hammer back yesterday like she asked me to do it wouldn't have happened. It has quit hurting now but I'm trying to think of a good way to do the wife in and not get caught....:evil:
     
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    90 pints is a goodv start ,
    I heard if you have an overweight dog you mix in 1/3 GB with their food and they lose weight ,I may try it myself.
    if you figure 90 pints 1 pint every 3 days ,it aint much.
    about a month ago I took out everything , and what I thought was a years worth ,wasnt 6 months worth unless we really restricted our calories .
    you can never put up to much.
    we have 200 cubic feet, 60 full floor to ceiling .mostly frezze dried veggies and canned meat.
     

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