Because EVERYBODY seems to have a plethora of large, luscious ripe mangos. So here is our solution.... We set up our home-grown factory for making sun-dried mangos, as shown in the photos below.
Alas, we cannot bring the dried mangos back to the States. It's against importation laws. Too bad, because they are reallyreally delicious.
So here is our sweatshop (our ramada). In the foreground are tree-fallen mangos soaking. In the background, Robert is patiently peeling & slicing the ripe mangos...
And now -- with the work kindly shared by our dear friends Sara y Guillermo -- the mango slices are carefully placed on the drying screen (which Robert built, of course).
....and with that, the screen is put up on the slanting roof where the mangos will dry into crisp, delicious chips. This takes several days -- and they must be hauled in at night to avoid dew and... furry/feathered friends who would like some, too!