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More mint!

118 grams = 4.16233 ounces! Add those 4 ounces to the 13.79 ounces I'd already harvested, and that's 17.90 ounces. That's an ounce over a pound. WOOT WOOT! I'm now finished! (It only took me over a year )
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118 grams = 4.16233 ounces! I'm done!!!!
118 grams = 4.16233 ounces! I'm done!!!!
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mint leaves ful bowl
mint leaves ful bowl
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Two trays of mint leaves
Two trays of mint leaves
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Dried mint leaves
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The big leaves are the new mint leaves, filling up the jar. My husband drinks a lot of mint tea
The big leaves are the new mint leaves, filling up the jar. My husband drinks a lot of mint tea
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Could dried cherries work in this category?

I recently helped harvest cherries from a wild tree that was taken down due to growing over top of a house.

Harvested 43 lbs of cherries of which I dried and pitted about 1/2 for just over 2 lbs of dried fruit.
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Cherries in the process of being pitted
Cherries in the process of being pitted
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Drying in solar dehydrator
Drying in solar dehydrator
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Solar dehydrator with cherries
Solar dehydrator with cherries
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More cherries dehydrating
More cherries dehydrating
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Dried cherries
Dried cherries
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Hey Penny, it looks like I missed a requirement before certifying you - my bad.  You're certified regardless, but if you happen to have the picture of the plant growing in the wild, could you add it to your post?  Thanks!
 
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Will do.

Was at a friends house so may take me a couple of days to get back around to there.

Thanks!
 
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Here is the neighboring tree to the one that was cut down.
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Wild cherry tree
Wild cherry tree
 
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Elderberries - this should fill my foraging alternative for catching fish or what have you.

I weighed the fresh weight of the stuff that I dried in the dehydrator and then air dried the rest by hanging so I weight both sets when dried to be able to estimate the "wet" weight of the air dried batch.

So, plenty of dried elderberries!
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Elderberry bush
Elderberry bush
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Bag of elderberries
Bag of elderberries
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Hanging elderberries - air drying
Hanging elderberries - air drying
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Dehydrate tray 1
Dehydrate tray 1
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Dehydrate tray 2
Dehydrate tray 2
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Dehydrate tray 3
Dehydrate tray 3
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Dehydrate tray 4
Dehydrate tray 4
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Dehydrate tray 5
Dehydrate tray 5
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Dehydrate tray 6
Dehydrate tray 6
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Dehydrate tray 7
Dehydrate tray 7
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Dehydrate tray 8
Dehydrate tray 8
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Dehydrate tray 9
Dehydrate tray 9
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Empty tray zero'd out
Empty tray zero'd out
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Empty bottle zero'd out
Empty bottle zero'd out
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Dry weight from dehydrator berries
Dry weight from dehydrator berries
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Dry weight from hanging berries - air dried
Dry weight from hanging berries - air dried
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Penny McLoughlin wrote:Elderberries - this should fill my foraging alternative for catching fish or what have you.

I weighed the fresh weight of the stuff that I dried in the dehydrator and then air dried the rest by hanging so I weight both sets when dried to be able to estimate the "wet" weight of the air dried batch.

So, plenty of dried elderberries!



That's a LOT of elderberries! Is there any chance you could add up all the pounds (grams?) like this 8.9 ounces+7.9+__+___+___. That will make it super easy for us to certify it. Thank you!
 
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