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Living Traditions Homestead 4 ամիս առաջ
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Deborah Fonner
Deborah Fonner Ամիս առաջ
Deborah Fonner
Deborah Fonner Ամիս առաջ
@Rebecca Bryanafter or before? And if after why medal ?
Cindy Seeley
Cindy Seeley Ամիս առաջ
@TheLissabee Harvest Right has their sales on their website, available to all. Once one purchases a freeze drier from them, and is on their mailing list, special offers occasionally come by email. Additionally, they have a 'referral' program for existing customers when they refer a new customer.
TheLissabee Ամիս առաջ
Do you guys have a 'promo code' for us to use ?? Tia
Cindy Seeley
Cindy Seeley 3 ամիս առաջ
@Tammy West when the electric bill is due, it can feel like it, however, if looking at it as ‘groceries’, 100-200 pounds of food prepared to one’s personal preference in a form that will keep for 25 years, it’s a bargain.
Roger Sears
Roger Sears 3 օր առաջ
Love your vids!! A new subscriber! If you had to do it over again would you get same freezer? same size? Its just 2 of us kids are gone!
Me! 3 օր առաջ
Take the rack out of the dryer and put a tray upside down in the chamber and set the jars on the tray with the rings loose. Then go into the customize setting on the dryer and test the vacuum pump. You can really vacuum the jars a whole lot more than with a regular vacuum sealer. Also if you use the right kind of apple and your quick slice the apples, put them on the tray and into the freezer and you don't need to dip them. Also if you prefreeze you will save about 9 hours on the dryer time. I also recommend that you put something on the tray like parchment paper to keep things from sticking to the tray.
Jed Imm
Jed Imm 3 օր առաջ
We have plenty of room for a greenhouse, my wife and I would be so excited if we won. We've wanted one for long time.
Almost Homestead
Almost Homestead 5 օր առաջ
Wow! I'm sold. We are getting one of those.
Julie Hoyt
Julie Hoyt 5 օր առաջ
I wonder how much it costs to run it each cycle
Outdoor Prepper Dad
Outdoor Prepper Dad 5 օր առաջ
Those baby carrots are not healthy. The bleaching process they take them through to stay fresh is scary.
beanblossombaby 7 օր առաջ
Good grief!!!! I’ve been sitting here for the longest time trying to figure out Kev’s shirt! Thinking... I know that’s Barium, Cobalt, and Nitrogen....but what’s the point of putting them together on a t-shirt!! Then 20 minutes in I’m like.....BACON!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤷‍♀️ Turns out I’m a nerdy homesteader!
Mom Puff
Mom Puff 9 օր առաջ
I saw in another channel people dry freezing rotisserie chickens!! Deboned with no skin, I think it’s a great idea!! I love you guys so much!! 🙌🏻🦋🙏🏻💜
Mike Jones
Mike Jones 10 օր առաջ
This is so awesome
Rain Spring
Rain Spring 10 օր առաջ
Ugh, yes, with the big oops of a frozen chunk of frozen chopped veggies. lol Glad you all are going through this process, I've been interested in these machines for over four years, but the reports of what happens when service to the machine, or worse, is needed has put me off pretty badly. Waiting to see how this works out for you all in peak summer heat.
Bj 10 օր առաջ
Really like your channel. Thank you for sharing all the info you have learned and giving your experiences. Curious, have you tried already made deviled eggs? This would be good idea to share the machine along with the cost with family member. I have a dehydrator, on a fixed income and can't make the payments for freeze dryer. I know what I'm purchasing, if ever win the lottery.
Prius Dave
Prius Dave 10 օր առաջ
Is the broth defatted? I cant find any information on how long fatty foods last. “ less then 25 years” what do you expect so far for high fat foods?
David Bean
David Bean 10 օր առաջ
Out of curiosity, have you ever tried to freeze-dry popcycles?
David Bean
David Bean 10 օր առաջ
Just a thought but since you are trying to be self reliant and frugal I thought about something that you may not have and that is saving your used oil from the compressor oil change and run it through a DIY built gravity oil drip heater to help heat a goat barn or chicken coop, or something like that.
Marcie Witmer
Marcie Witmer 13 օր առաջ
My husband and daughter are gluten free and love to backpack. It is very difficult to find GF backpacking food and it crazy expensive. So campers and backpacker or hunters and another group that might really use one of these especially if they have special diet needs.
reta strong
reta strong 13 օր առաջ
The carrot tasting like a carrot is a big plus. I cannot stand the taste of dehydrated carrots.
ralph a1961
ralph a1961 15 օր առաջ
You can pour cooked freeze dried rice, meat, vegetables, broth to a boiling pot of water and make a instant meal. Mix it up for variety. Great idea.
Sontrop87 16 օր առաջ
Can you try freeze drying hummus?
Debra Raiche
Debra Raiche 21 օր առաջ
did you add lemon to the apples so they didn't brown? Thank You!!! WOW.....pretty fun!
Brandon Hintz
Brandon Hintz 21 օր առաջ
Yall should try a steak in that it would be so cool
Ander Ander
Ander Ander 21 օր առաջ
When the government finally crashes the economy and gets everyone on welfare... the person with a garden who can can will be in good shape
Ronda Sanders
Ronda Sanders 25 օր առաջ
Try grapes. I would like to see you do meat. Cooked and raw.
Terry Berg
Terry Berg Ամիս առաջ
Some foods I will not eat from frozen because I do not like the texture change, for example green beans change texture when frozen, peppers and onions tend to get mushy. When you re-hydrate your vegetables do you have a texture change from when they were fresh?
faniefaze Ամիս առաջ
Could you please try out bread, or slices of bread; potatoes in slices or chunks, and also deep fried chips ? I'm also curious how BBQ meats and sausages will do. Looks like an awesome product, thanks for sharing. This could mean that seasonal fruit and vegetables can easily be stored to have all year round, (I'm already doing things with peripheral vision, the machine comes later ;-)
Vanessa Beaman
Vanessa Beaman Ամիս առաջ
I hope you will do a series of freezer drying this year...thank you for your work
jay Te
jay Te Ամիս առաջ
I am in love with you even I am 55 years old and still dreaming to have something like you have there. I have been telling my son, but he is to young to see the reason to by land and work it out. Girl, I want to suggest you that when your husband talks you look at him. Do not look at the camera. Vice versa. when one of you is talking to the camera you want to be part of a viewer too. Looking at the camera looks very wear. The rest is just perfect.
toe dancer
toe dancer Ամիս առաջ
Which pump did you get? What do you think of the one you got?
John Grady
John Grady Ամիս առաջ
What can't be done freeze dried?
Mama Bear's Backpack
Mama Bear's Backpack Ամիս առաջ
As we plan moving to our own homestead property this spring, and being backcountry campers, this is on our "want" list. You gave 3 very good reasons to have a freeze dryer. I currently work in a grocery store, I see great deals all the time. This is exciting!
A Sharp Dressed Man
A Sharp Dressed Man Ամիս առաջ
Are there any freeze dryers that are affordable? I cannot afford 2-3k
RedMapleLeaf Ամիս առաջ
I think you probably make saurkraut, but have you ever soured the whole head of cabbage to then make cabbage rolls? They're awesome and I know for a fact they keep in the freezer for 2 years I tested that. Makes the BEST cabbage rolls ever.
Janice Crowell
Janice Crowell Ամիս առաջ
I dehydrate and powder my hone broth regularly. 1 tsp powder makes an entire cup of bone broth.
Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones Ամիս առաջ
So happy for you guys and your new freeze drier!!! Please show us more!!!
Susan Williams
Susan Williams Ամիս առաջ
My granny canned everything
Cellplus Cellplus
Cellplus Cellplus Ամիս առաջ
This is absolutely awesome. Thank you for all the information. Living in South Africa where we have power outages for a week at a time this would be perfect. I have just started homesteading and building up stock in the freezer just to loose it all. Extremely frustrating and a huge waste. I am hoping to somehow source a freeze dryer here.
Prairie Adventures
Prairie Adventures Ամիս առաջ
Love this video! Here I'm worrying about getting a pressure canner, but a freeze dryer would be so much better! You guys are so cute eating freeze dried ice cream!
Prairie Adventures
Prairie Adventures Ամիս առաջ
This is Jan 11, 2021 and when things get crazy, it is so calming and grounding to watch you guys. You are so organized, methodical and thorough in everything you do. I was stressing today about the thought that I should try to provide as much of our vegetables as possible and the thought that I can't do it all by myself. It is so much easier to buy potatoes and the occasional sweet potatoes and zucchini, etc. Home grown tomatoes, cucumbers for pickling and green beans are really what I use most. Even then I have a hard time keeping up with canning tomatoes. My son is complaining about all the jars of pickles in the fridge. I guess if the world fails and we don't have food, we will just have to deal with it. It's nice to turn to your videos where you guys are always on top of things. If I can't be, at least I can watch someone who is
Profound52 Ամիս առաջ
So are these like the military Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)? Use the same process?
Lyric Derbin
Lyric Derbin Ամիս առաջ
How much do those bags cost? Just from the looks, they seem pretty expensive.. have you thought about just using regular vaccum seal bags? Or is there a reason you cannot?
_ Sue
_ Sue Ամիս առաջ
Can nuts be freeze dried? If so is the long term storage time same as veggies?
shizz hizz
shizz hizz Ամիս առաջ
how many watts of electricity does the unit use?
Thomas Sanders
Thomas Sanders Ամիս առաջ
Can you freeze dry fresh meat and fish
Christa Ամիս առաջ
I would like to see a meat freeze dry and rehydrate and cook video please.
Christa Ամիս առաջ
That ice cream reminds me of that astronaut food they sell at the store.
David Scott
David Scott Ամիս առաջ
I'm going for it, can't wait to try it
Clan Carney
Clan Carney 2 ամիս առաջ
would love to see some cooking vids with rehydrating and using some of that
Petra Cripps
Petra Cripps 2 ամիս առաջ
Are you satisfied with the medium or do you think the large size would get more of a load done?
Teresa Allor
Teresa Allor 2 ամիս առաջ
They give you plenty of room on those trays it looks like. I have never tried eating anything down that line. Sure makes sense
Teresa Allor
Teresa Allor 2 ամիս առաջ
I just love how you really explain things. Its so much easier to do it myself. I grew up canning and freezing. I still can to this day. But just basic. I love watching you both. Keep bringing this information to all of us. Thank you. God bless you and your family.
Linda McNeil
Linda McNeil 2 ամիս առաջ
We have a HR and love, love, love it. We home can, freeze, dehydrate, and freeze dry. We are enjoying the fd foods more but will do some of it all.
Ellen McRoberts
Ellen McRoberts 2 ամիս առաջ
I would love a freeze dryer, but wondering how much they run your electric bill up?
Shirley Hill
Shirley Hill 2 ամիս առաջ
Can you use the white canning top or does it have to be the rings
Barbara Callaghan
Barbara Callaghan 2 ամիս առաջ
Y'all may have just pushed me over the edge, lol. Lord bless & Merry Christmas! 💛
Ashley Watts
Ashley Watts 2 ամիս առաջ
I would love to see more videos on freeze drying! We just decided to purchase one!!!
Josh Lawson
Josh Lawson 2 ամիս առաջ
So do you just pick green beans or bell peppers from the garden then throw them in the freeze dryer? Do you need to clean and dry them first?
MIKE MEINDERS 2 ամիս առաջ
I would like to thank you for your video on these we decided to pull the trigger and got one on order we should have it by February Thanks again..LOVE YOUR POST
Aine Oatzy - The Irish Country Woman
Aine Oatzy - The Irish Country Woman 2 ամիս առաջ
Would love to see how it’s works with meat...
Kyra Davis
Kyra Davis 2 ամիս առաջ
Love to have more videos on the freeze dryer
Para 2 ամիս առաջ
I love how passionate you 2 are about both food and each other ! Pure gold.
Wild Child
Wild Child 2 ամիս առաջ
Do you suggest to drink water with freeze dried foods as you would for dehydrated foods?
Rain Country
Rain Country 2 ամիս առաջ
Thank you for this Kevin and Sarah, we keep going back and forth on if we should make this investment. Your videos on this topic have me thinking on it again.
That Guy C
That Guy C 2 ամիս առաջ
Please excuse me if this has already been covered, but I didn’t find it in the comments. The power requirements for this appliance seems significant. The medium looks to use about 1000 watts per hour for 20-40 hrs. 20-40 kilowatts of power to freeze dry a batch. I had a hard time imagining the manufacturer’s claim of 200 batches a year. That’s 8-16 megawatts of power, images of a flux capacitor and time travel start to come to mind when talking about that kind of juice. Can you tell me about your experience with usage and power consumption?
That Guy C
That Guy C 2 ամիս առաջ
@Living Traditions Homestead Thank you
Living Traditions Homestead
Living Traditions Homestead 2 ամիս առաջ
I just purchased a kilowatt meter so I can measure the usage, but other people that have tested the power consumption came up with about $2.00 - $3.00 per batch. I will definitely be posting my own analysis once I figure out how to use the meter! -Kevin
Glenna Saum
Glenna Saum 2 ամիս առաջ
Have you did chicken Would like to hear about it Looks good all the fruits and vegetables done God bless
Something Fishy
Something Fishy 2 ամիս առաջ
I purchased the same unit, still waiting for it to ship. Question is, if you were to build a stand for it, what is the minimum footprint it would sit on, including room for the pump?
Dr. Raul Z DC And CedarSage
Dr. Raul Z DC And CedarSage 2 ամիս առաջ
I found before I knew about this is Aldi is selling Freeze dry fruits, that was a way to first taste the food, However I was discouraged to learn they added all kinds of Chemicals, so I stopped buying . I think would rather have control with my own Machine , to what kind of food I am ingesting, whether I buy organic or grow my own!! , thank you for your presentation, loved it.
Dr. Raul Z DC And CedarSage
Dr. Raul Z DC And CedarSage 2 ամիս առաջ
had you also included the cost of Electricity used to make it work? i mean as part of the cost!! needed to preserve, I understand the cost of the Freeze dryer will be compensated as time pases.
Elizabeth Hall
Elizabeth Hall 2 ամիս առաջ
I have wanted one of these for so long. I'll have to check into the layaway.
Cindy Duensing
Cindy Duensing 2 ամիս առաջ
I would love to see you freeze dry meat and cook it and taste it. Also, would you have to cut the meat up first? So interesting.
Bill Etling
Bill Etling 2 ամիս առաջ
How do I contact your freeze dry dealership?
Bill Etling
Bill Etling 2 ամիս առաջ
Question? Can I freeze dry tomatoes?
Zach Beall
Zach Beall 2 ամիս առաջ
It was super fun to watch how enthusiastic you all are about this!
br Platten
br Platten 2 ամիս առաջ
Can you freeze dry jerkey
Love Music
Love Music 2 ամիս առաջ
I see that you purchased the upgraded oil pump. Are you happy with it or would you rather have purchased the oil free one?
Sherry McDade
Sherry McDade 2 ամիս առաջ
Very interesting! Had never thought of freeze drying as an option.
Don Taylor
Don Taylor 2 ամիս առաջ
I call BS on can "use by" date according to you. Five years meat and vegies is not been a problem for us.....
Linda Diener
Linda Diener 2 ամիս առաջ
I want to purchase one but I'm trying to decide in what size to get. Guess I'm confused at the amount per year thingy. Can anyone give feedback
cassandra hood
cassandra hood 2 ամիս առաջ
Skewer your bananas. You’ll be able to fit way more. If you haven’t heard of Retired at 40 yet, you should check them out here on AM-posts. Welcome to freeze drying! It’s a blast 😊
Eugene Vachon
Eugene Vachon 2 ամիս առաջ
I wood like to see some Freeze Dryers potatoes !!!!!!!!! Eugene
ladyking56 2 ամիս առաջ
I'm interested in knowing how you train you chickens to go back in the coop at night?
Rebecca Schultz
Rebecca Schultz 2 ամիս առաջ
We were very excited to learn that ya'll had purchased a Harvest Right freeze dryer. While I will continue to can we love our freeze dryer. Living in Oklahoma, we have tornadoes, so we fixed up some buckets with freeze dried food to keep in our cellar. That way if we are ever trapped we will have the means to eat until help arrives. Whatever left overs there are from meals we freeze dry. There is absolutely no way we would prepare long time storage without our Harvest Right. The ice cream sandwiches, we found out do so much better when we put them in the freezer for 30-40 minutes before placing in the freeze dryer also we turn on the freeze dryer before placing the ice cream in for the 30-40 minutes. That way it is already cold and there is no melting.
Ronnie Pate
Ronnie Pate 2 ամիս առաջ
I'd like to see tomatoes freeze dried .
Kaley Goode
Kaley Goode 3 ամիս առաջ
I've freeze-dried a load of water but now I don't know what to add...🤔
Kerri Hancock
Kerri Hancock 3 ամիս առաջ
How do you then vacuum seal the jars?
Diana Nore
Diana Nore 3 ամիս առաջ
Freeze dried goat milk reconstituted for baby goats?
Winona Bannon
Winona Bannon 3 ամիս առաջ
I would like to see you re-hydrate the apples. Can you make an apple pie successfully?
Kitty Smith
Kitty Smith 3 ամիս առաջ
Comparing it to the Styrofoam I don’t know that’s that just keeps throw me off for a loop they’re just so light and crisp oh yeah one more green beans oh my gosh I think one of my favorite hell yeah I’m just anything of you I’ll go down the isles in the vegetable section and I think of all the stuff that you can do. Love from Texas oh yeah I’m the one that has your same pattern is on your plates in here dinnerware when I saw yours it was really cool anyway thank you so much again God bless much love❤️❤️😘😘😘😘😘😘
Vitality Home in stead
Vitality Home in stead 3 ամիս առաջ
I’ve had one for almost a year! Excellent for extra eggs, cooked ground meat, shredded chicken , retried beans, onions, peas, corn, and yogurt! Yummy also I freeze dry sausage gravy!
Vernon Vest
Vernon Vest 3 ամիս առաջ
Have you tried out Dryed Okra yet.
Robin Thac
Robin Thac 3 ամիս առաջ
the link for the freeze dryer is not working, gives an error message.
Newmyr -
Newmyr - 3 ամիս առաջ
My grandmother used to can and freeze. In 1986 she served us corn she had frozen. It tasted as if it was just picked. Later when I was helping clean up after dinner I found the packaging the corn came from, the date was, are ya ready?... 1962.
Kathryn Lee
Kathryn Lee 3 ամիս առաջ
Hi Folks: I watch quite a bit of AM-posts. I’ve been seeing a bit of warning about people should not post their wealth, pantry contents, etc.” on AM-posts and other social media websites. It’s going to be getting financially harder in some places for people, so there undoubtedly will be more theft and illegal activities. Be safe and don’t show what you have is the advice I’ve seen in several places. The Christians (like you and us) want to find ways to share our excess. Yes, we are also hoarders or preppers at times, but that’s a bad way to put it and it just shows that we have plenty we could share.
LeeAnna Fitzgerel
LeeAnna Fitzgerel 3 ամիս առաջ
Not a thing of the past . The Harvest Right is way too Expensive for normal people who don't have a farm.
Terri Yakesh
Terri Yakesh 3 ամիս առաջ
I’ve canned for years with oink one bad jar in about 20 years. They keep for many years. Not 18 months. It depends on what your canning.
Barry Thompson
Barry Thompson 3 ամիս առաջ
Why do you need to preserve food more than a year, when a new crop comes in? That stuff that's turning into gas inside the freeze-drier are valuable nutrititional elements.
Cherye Morgan
Cherye Morgan 3 ամիս առաջ
So very cool. Will need to save for this but so worth it!!! Thank you
Dog Inthegarden
Dog Inthegarden 3 ամիս առաջ
Another great video. Love your channel!
Kevin Pence
Kevin Pence 3 ամիս առաջ
How come u guys dont vacuum sealer bags machine for freezer stuff like foodsaver products also vacuum the air out of dry goods in Mason jars hope that helped
Mike Maes
Mike Maes 3 ամիս առաջ
Any chance that you can make a video showing the preparation and dehydration of meat? You recently harvested pork and you have the turkey and rabbits. Next summer your steers will be ready. I'm curious to see how much a 3 pound pork roast will reduce to? It would be great if you can show the before and after (weight and volume). Thanks for the great videos, God bless.
Marty Malinowski
Marty Malinowski 3 ամիս առաջ
Not sure if it's been posted yet but the one thing you absolutely MUST freeze dry is Skittles! They are also a good seller at the farmers markets.
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