Monday we made jerky.  Jerky is one of our favorite things to dehydrate.  As some of you may remember, we were blessed last year to have a beef given to us.  As it was an old bull , we made hamburger out of most of it.  Above is a picture of our dehydrator, our jerky shooter and the type of jerky mix we use.  All this came from Wal-Mart.  There a lots of jerky mixes out there, this is just the one we use. 


This is what it looks like after it has dried.  The rack is not necessary.  I just put it on it to take the picture.  I thought it would show the jerky better.


When finished, it all fits neatly back into this basket and off the the attic it goes to be stored until next time.  We have dehydrated apples and peppers too, a few bananas and grapes.   We used to dry our green beans on a string in the attic when we lived in Grundy.  I wonder how green beans would be dried in a dehydrator.  Anyone out there ever tried this?  I think I will try it this summer and see how it turns out.   We just called them fodder beans but I have heard them referred to as leather britches.  I know they are good no matter what you call them. 

We did get a storm last night but it was only rain.  YEAH!  Temperatures are very nice today.  Mid 40’s already.  Lots of sunshine.  I have clothes outside on the line.  The wind is supposed to pick up after lunch, about 30 mph with gusts in the 50 mph range.  Typical wind for Floyd.  It helps the clothes dry and makes them soft as long as you can keep them on the line. 

Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  1. I haven’t made jerky with hamburger meat yet. I have made it with steak meat that I sliced really thing. It looks good.

    We enjoy our dehydrator. I also use it for onions. I will fill it up with sliced onions and then dry them. To use, I either break it up into soups, on top of roasts, or grind up for onion powder.

    Have a great day. So glad that you did not get sleet or ice.



  2. I have heard of alot of stringing beans up to dry. I have not heard of anyone drying their beans in dehydrator. I don’t see why you couldn’t though. Never know till you try, right? I am gonna get me a dehydrator very soon. I have never seen a jerky shooter. What does that do? That jerky looks delicious! So glad all that snow and ice missed you! Hope you are having a great day today.


  3. My beloved husband enjoys jerky and has started making some in the smoker his parents got for him as a birthday present last year. smile Your system looks very compact and pretty simple. Glad yours turned out so well. smile Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!


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