The dishes! We have 4 people living in our house. We don’t have a dishwasher and we don’t have a good place to add one. When you are preserving – using canners, strainers, food mills, crock pots etc., you dirty lots of dishes. I actually don’t hate the dishes that much, but I really hate the drying! I usually spread them out as much as possible so they can dry naturally while I do other things. After I overflowed our drying rack, I spread out a bath sized towel on our kitchen table for the rest. I was sure glad when everything was dry and put away. I won’t be doing dishes this week in Hawaii and I’m happy about it!