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Moving the freezer

Freezer contentsFreezer moving day is best planned for the spring when stores are low, but sometimes you have to strike while the iron's hot.  Twenty-some gallons of carefully processed garden goodies plus two lambs from our friend had filled our freezer nearly to the brim when Bradley pointed out he couldn't finish the front porch with the freezer in place.  Oops.

Freezer up rampIt took four wheelbarrow-loads to move the freezer's contents around to the back porch, then Bradley manhandled the freezer up onto our yellow wagon nearly by himself.  (Mark was in town, and Bradley seemed to be doing better without me in the way.)  It's amazing how a couple of boards and an understanding of physics make it simple to slide a freezer up onto the back porch.

Trailer porchNow our freezer is right outside the kitchen door, and as an added bonus it's on the north side of the trailer where summer sun won't make the motor work extra hard.  I wonder how much energy savings that bit of shade will gain?

Our chicken waterer was one of the main attractions when my cousin-in-law brought his college buddies to tour the farm Thursday.

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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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