Joe Grand

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drink it.
After taking Magnesium & other supplement to no avail.
I get adjustments & drink pickle juice, no more cramps every day.
2 days ago
Cost $2500.00-$4000.00 at harvest right.
Freeze dry 2,500 pounds of fresh food per year (12-16 pounds per batch).
In a year's time, you can freeze dry 546 gallons of food.

Overall product dimensions: 20.25″ W x 23.75″ D x 30.75″ H
Perfect for counter top, cart, or table.
5 trays (9″ W x 20.5″ x 0.75″ H)
138 lbs.

There is also a detachable vacuum pump that sits outside the freeze dryer.
Oil Pump: 35 lbs

110 volt (NEMA 5-20) outlet. A dedicated 20 amp circuit is required.

Shipping Info
The large freeze dryer ships in one package with a total weight of 253 lbs (274 lbs for Stainless Steel). Item will be delivered to physical addresses, no PO boxes, they just don’t fit. One Freeze Dryer Package: 29″W x 38″D x 48″H

Simply filter and replace oil (unless you upgraded to an oil free pump). It just takes a couple of minutes.

Three year limited warranty.

So 110 volts, this unit said up tp 25 years, 2500 pounds a year.
4 days ago

bruce Fine wrote:my grandmother, having been a farmers wife though the depression,  put up all sorts of stuff and would pour about 1/2" of hot wax to seal jars, when you open jar you save wax boil it, skim out the chaff and reuse it

Stocking up I,II, & III are great also.
6 days ago
Never grew them, but the wife use them in Hummus.
6 days ago
Silver coins, salt & home made vinegar will go a long way in helping to store goods.
Citrus can add protection also, if you have a large green house to raise the dwarf citrus trees or the vegetables you would other wise can.
Dehydrated foods are not the best but it is better than nothing, Freeze dry is a waste of time unless you store it before the fall.
Freeze dry has two draw backs, 1) it only last 30 years, 2) it cost alot, up front $2000. to $6000. dollars + run time electiricity.
For $2000. to $6000. you can store a lot of mason/bell jars & lids.
Dry goods & cured meats kelpt thousands of people alive in cold bitter winter.
First a greenhouse, then a root celar & a smokehouse.
If you have a light winter you can grow winter vegetables, but some believe (China) that it will get colder in the next 15-20 years.
6 days ago
I had my son cut my hair instead of the political overblown mask thing & waiting in the parking lot for 3 hour.
It is not as good as my beautician will do when thing calm down, but it is cooler & I am not trying to impress anyone anyways.
1 week ago
For ten years the wife say get an adjustment, it will help.
I say nothing will help old age, then I got AFIB & agree to try getting adjustments.
Now I call my Doctor Angel Hands & my wife will never let me forget she was right.
My bone structure was leaning to the left,  but you could only see it with an X-ray.
Now I get a adjustment weekly & am reminded that my wife was right, but I feel 100% better at 60 than 55.
1 week ago
I did a search on permies & found nothing on  thermoelectric module. That does not mean it not here, just that I did not find it.
I read an article on  thermoelectric module in Low Tech Magazine:
And came here to see if it was something that would be worth the cost of added to a heater.
The RMH & hybrid poplur can keep a small homestead warm for years, so would adding the Module be worth the cost in the long run.
Also would it cause more problems than it solved, which is an complaint of solar panels & no I do not have an answer.
What do you think?
1 week ago
I have about 1/2 acre of bamboo on the farm & I am thinking of shredding it for paths, does not matter how long it takes to decompose.
I am think of a test plat to see if there is a way to speed it up, because in a year everything I cut down will be up again.
1 week ago
I have nothing but good things to say about earthworms, but I want the mushrooms too.
So I may have to find a way to control the worms, I know this is garden baspheming, but I have fire ants so I have to grow earthworms in a container/bathtub to get any castigs.
Therefore I do not need them competing with the myciluim, which will keep the beds full of compost.
So I may have to put screen wire around the mycilium beds or it may not be problem after all.
What I need is more reseach & if iI find that the problem is minor or a solution I will post it.
1 week ago