A new addition to our household and homesteading efforts arrived this weekend after many weeks of waiting.
A 7.5 cubic foot Frigidaire freezer chest!
It’s pretty cold. The bottom number is from inside the freezer chest, and the top number is the outside air. We’ve turned it up a bunch of times too!
Our regular refrigerator freezer has been stuffed to the gills with all the produce we’ve been freezing from the garden. In fact, I’m afraid we might have broken it, as the compressor has been coming on at all hours of the day and night. Now, we can put everything in the chest freezer and leave the refrigerator freezer for normal stuff.
We would have liked to get an energy star rated freezer, but couldn’t find a non-commercial chest freezer that was energy star. Oh well, we still did our homework and got a good one (Consumer Reports rated) that doesn’t consume that much energy.
We’ve now got gallons of frozen tomatoes, broccoli, tomatillos, green beans, and quarts of strawberries, cherries and blueberries in there.
We’re now ready to bring home 1/2 a cow!
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