There is only 2 of us in this house, not counting our 2 dogs. Yet the dishes stack up like crazy. There has always been alot, but since we started making every thing from scratch it's even worse. Add the empty canning jars and it is totally out of control. DH has offered to buy me a dish washer for christmas, but I really don't want the darn thing. We had one before and the whole grains that we eat now dryed on like concrete. Dh helps with the dishes, but since he works 5-6 days a week, some times 10-12 hours a day. I wish he didn't have to. With the garden and canning, house work ect. I don't have any more time to spend to keep them cleaned up. I mean I could spend more time, but like some time for other stuff too. Any suggestions on the situation appreciated.