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Judith Browning
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bear with me...we are iced in and being on line at home is a novelty

We lived without a refrigerator for a long time...most of the years we had kids at home...then when we moved and hooked up to the electric grid someone gave us one. We used it until it died but always had jugs of water and dry food in there to try to fill in the empty spaces. I always thought that when it was gone we would get an apartment size one and we did.
It knocked about $5-7.00 off our $27 electric bill and it is very cute but today when i went to put something back in it I was struck by what was there: shiitake plugs, seabuckthorn seed in damp sand, pecans in damp soil, a pot of organic brown rice, my homemade calendula oil, my husband's homemade tabasco sauce, ground flax seed and a half an onion in a jar....and a jar of mustard. The freezer has a quart of pumpkin pulp...and a jug of frozen water...and some bubble wrap to fill in the spaces.

Anybody else want to share the inside of their refrigerator
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This confirms what I had suspected: Permies are from the planet Bizarro and don't do anything the way it is supposed to be done.

Why aren't there more of you living in my neighborhood?
 
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Cuttings and scionwood, roots, bulbs and seeds outweigh what is in the refrigerator at my place too. I have been chuckling to myself over the past week whenever I get into it. I have to rearrange the plant stuff to just make room for any food. Glad to hear that I am in good company!
 
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Glass jars of raw milk (about a third of the space), yogurt, and milk kefir. Sparkling water kefir. And a bunch of "normal" stuff.
 
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OK....so now I don't feel so odd, for having paw paw seeds, and 12 dozen eggs in the fridge. and a raccoon in the freezer
 
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and 12 dozen eggs in the fridge. and a raccoon in the freezer

So, did you catch the raccoon stealing the eggs? lol

 
Cj Sloane
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I too have scions in the fridge! I had shiitake spawn taking up room for months! This thread could go in the energy forum.

My fridge stopped working a few years ago (doesn't get much below 55°)but the freezer still works & I've been having a hard time decided what to do about it. I'm off grid and it's a very expensive 12V.

I may just by a really small thermo-electric fridge for dairy products, leftovers, and defrosting meat. Then run my very small chest freezer 9 month of the year.
 
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Thanks everybody...this is why I feel at home at permies...and just to be clear we eat really well...we have bulk dried foodstuffs in the pantry...a bit of canning...dried fruit and nuts...dried herbs...sweet potatoes and pumpkins in the corner of the living room...sprouts...and fresh food just out the door most of the year...just not much happening in the refrigerator at any one time.
 
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Hmm. A dead chicken in the bottom draw awaiting processing as it damaged its leg and I didn't want it hanging around but have been a bit too busy to do anything with it today. Apricot seeds starting to sprout. A load of hard-boiled eggs because we're swimming in eggs at the moment and I'm hoping people will eat them as snacks if there's a load of them handy. A big pot of red thai curry paste because my son seems to think it needs to be added to everything. A load of boiled beetroot. And a lump of cheddar cheese because they've starting selling it in town and it makes my other half go all nostalgic. And some home-made liver pate as I need to keep my iron levels up - I do a big batch up and freeze it in little pots so there's always some ready to use in the fridge.
 
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John Polk wrote:
and 12 dozen eggs in the fridge. and a raccoon in the freezer

So, did you catch the raccoon stealing the eggs? lol



He was stealing the whole chicken.
After catching him, the disappearances stopped.
He has now been eaten with a nice BBQ glaze.
....kinda tasted like my chickens.....
 
Cj Sloane
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Burra Maluca wrote:A big pot of red thai curry paste because my son seems to think it needs to be added to everything.


My son is like that too! We have at least 3 different kinds of hot sauce, multiple vinegars, mustards, and so on. They used to clog up the small fridge but they really don't need to be kept cold so now they hog up space on one of the work tables.
 
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A lovely hot pepper tea for spraying on plants to get rid of bugs or trees to keep away deer. Horseradish starts that didn't get heeled in before the ground froze.
 
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I will have to make up my batch of hot pepper tea soon too. Does wonders on encouraging the deer to dine elsewhere. Just got some comfrey and horseradish pieces that have joined the other stuff in thr fridge because the ground is still frozen. Will be adding a few more types of apple and cherry scions this weekend from my co-workers while awaiting the rootstock to come in. Have a fig that needs potted up too.
 
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Just put my first attempt at daikon pickles in there, we shall see
 
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