Solar food dryer is up and working again

I’m thrilled to report that the solar food dryer my dad built me last year for my birthday is on my roof and drying away. I’ve got a tray of organic strawberries shrivelling down into delicious dried pellets as I write. They’ve only been out there for two hours but the edges have already started to pucker. I figure they’ll be ready some time tomorrow. But what to do with them when they’re finished? I figure I’ll save them and add them to some granola bars come January.

The most glorious part of drying the strawberries is the perfume. When I stand beside the box, a sweet, sweet smell fills my nostrils… So far, it has taken a lot less effort than the jam I made last week.