Introduction: Sun Dried Watermelon

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Slice it, leave it in the sun, eat it. Take pictures.
That, my friends, is the recipe for Sun Dried Anything.

"Hey!, That's pretty good!" exclaims each person who tries it.
The next comment is different for each person:

Geo: "That's Intense!"
Eric: "Like fruit leather"
Leah: "Water-melon without the water?"
Don: "I'll regret not trying it I'm sure!"

Step 1: Sun Drying Setup

This skylight is perfect for sundrying. When its open there's about the right amount of airflow.
Birds, bugs and brakeshoe dust are scarce, it's out of the way, and the dome protects it from the dew and rain at night.

Almost anything gets pretty interesting after leaving it up there for a few days. Sometimes delicious.
Just remember to say it's "Sun Dried" like a real marketing genius.

If intead you were to say "I left this dead snake in the sun for a couple of days, want to help me eat it?" that doesn't sound nearly as appealing.