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Refrigerator root cellar Winter update

Refrigerator root celar

We've got carrots for the goats and apples for Anna in the refrigerator root cellar.

Normally we'd have a small heater to keep it from freezing on really cold days and nights, but this El Nino Winter has yet to show its teeth.

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Would it make sense to lay that on its back, and bury it more completely, use like a chest freezer? Just wondering...
Comment by Deb Mon Dec 28 14:15:32 2015
Deb --- A lot of people do that (or just use chest freezers in the ground in the first place). I'm pretty sure you'd get better insulation with the horizontal method, but it would also be harder to get food in and out. One of these days, we'll probably bury a freezer for the sake of comparison, but for now I'm lazy and like the easy door. :-)
Comment by anna Mon Dec 28 15:29:05 2015

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