I almost forgot about the figs. I don't know how I could forget because figs are my all time favorite fruit. I start testing the figs for ripeness in early June, way too early, but I'm so impatient and can hardly stand the wait that I must touch them, all the time.
It had been about three weeks since I last checked the figs for ripeness, I was inside, having some tea when I let out a yell, "the figs"....
Ran out and wouldn't you know it the birds got most of them. I was able to pick about 10 all the while cussing under my breath but happily I ate a few right off the tree and then decided to sacrifice some to the dehydrator.
I was so worried that they would not dry properly that I was checking the dehydrator almost every hour. They dried OK but as my blog friend Said the Hobbit noted, it's hardly worth the effort, and I agree. As with other fruit you really have to stay on top of the drying. Often the fruit dries quicker than anticipated and it's also not as sweet as you might think.
On a positive note...while the figs were drying the house had a wonderful sweet aroma, very pleasant indeed.