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Playing it safe

refrigerator root cellar winter update 2013

The refrigerator root cellar dropped as low as 28 degrees during the recent power failure.

It doesn't seem like the carrots or cabbage were hurt, but the potatoes might need to be inspected more carefully.

To play it safe we brought everything inside due to an upcoming "Arctic Blast" heading our way tonight. We might need to upgrade the light bulb with a small space heater in the near future.

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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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Would it be possible to dig out the fridgerater and place straw bales around the 3sides. This might keep a more even temperature? Maybe put a couple bales on top too.
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