|Rain showers have left things a bit steamy... It's a jungle out here.|
Time to thaw the freezer and make room for this year's garden produce. It's also a good time to take inventory of what's remaining.
|2015 broccoli crop|
I know, I know, way too much for 2 people to eat. Every year Natureman and I have the same discussion. I whisper in his ear at night while he's asleep,"Plant less." But old habits are difficult to change. Need I say more?
Anyhoo, the ice in the freezer has built up since its last cleaning and it would take most of the afternoon to defrost. You know those times when the ice age occurs as a door doesn't close/ seal completely. This is a frost free freezer. Right.
After the great thaw and numerous emptying of containers filled with water and ice pieces, the freezer insides could be wiped down and towel dried before refilling its shelves.
Natureman was regrading the road before the next upcoming set of storms so this was my project before his return and opportunity to decapitate the broccoli heads.
It took some 8 containers to hold all the freezer contents for the afternoon. (I still need to clean those storage containers tomorrow but the humidity in the garage got to me.) It's always a rush to get everything back in before they start thawing.
Even though we have made a dent in last year's pickings, that friend's quarter of a cow is still taking up an entire shelf. That's a lot of beef for 2 folks who eat mostly vegetables and it's obvious we are going to need to eat more meat and sooner rather than later.
It's always rewarding completing a project and this was one of those unavoidable jobs. You might think this is not very exciting (no kidding) but I am so happy to have it cleaned and thawed.
|Yep, that's an entire row of sugar snap peas.|
on and on and on... until the last crop of the growing season, brussel sprouts.
One thing's for sure we'll never have to worry about lack of food here in the End of the Rainbow Valley. If you just happen to stop by at a mealtime we should be able to find something to feed you too.