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Introduction to Farm Freezing, Part 5

Ice problem in the freezerWe're very lucky to own both a huge freezer and a medium freezer, which makes our food operations much more efficient.  In the summer as we become overwhelmed by vegetables, we start to fill up the small freezer.  By late summer, the small freezer is chock full, so we unplug it, plug in the big freezer, and transfer our wealth over.  And we keep freezing more produce, of course, until the big one is mostly full.

As the big freezer begins to empty out in the spring, we transfer everything back to the small freezer.  This year and last, by freezer transfer time, I've realized that I froze too much of certain types of food, so I gave them away.  It's a good feeling to be able to fill your mother and brother's freezers, then give them some extra to pass on to their fixed income friends.  Read my last few hints --- last chance meat and the Berry Syndrome....

This post is part of our Introduction to Farm Freezing lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

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