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Frozen Freezer

Winter sun setting behind the hillWe came home from a day in the big city Wednesday dragging our feet, worn out from shuttling between web clients and my family.  All I wanted was an easy, fast supper, which generally equates to pesto pasta with veggies and a fried egg on the side.

Imagine my dismay to open up the freezer and discover it was...frozen.  The gasket on our secondhand freezer has never been the best, and water does slip in now and then, but somehow in the most recent deluge gallons of water made its way into the body of the freezer.  A solid third of the produce was suspended in a block of ice.  All of the tomatoes, corn, and --- yup, you got it --- pesto, was locked away out of reach.  Read more....

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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