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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Root Cellar

    I have been wanting a root cellar FOREVER.  One of our chest deep freezes went kaput awhile back so my hubby stripped it of its motor, etc. and set to work giving me a make-shift root cellar.  I am so happy.

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Here is the chest deep freeze before burial. 

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Breaking ground...

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Buried!

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My 15 year old son who helped dig the hole. 

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My hubby:  the brains and brawn of this project!


   So, that's it.  It is done.  The average temperature inside it is between 52-55 degrees.  Right now I am keeping some potatoes and carrots in there.



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16 comments:

  1. What a great idea! How long did it take to dig and bury it? I can't wait until Hubby is out of the Navy so we can get a house and have a yard. I have so many ideas and things I want to do- again, this is a great one :)

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    1. Laurie, He and my 15 year old son did it in the span of an afternoon. I believe it took them 2 hours from start-to-finish. I put you on my link up list to visit on Friday. I appreciate your inivite!

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  2. What a cool idea! I actually have never heard of a root cellar...I guess I have to go learn about that lol!!!

    Love your blog sweets!

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    1. Angell, thanks for dropping by. A root cellar is a great way to keep things cool and dry. You can store potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. in there for a LONG time.

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  3. How creative! I passed your tip along to my hubby. We live in the suburbs but have some property out in the country, so your idea might work well for us.

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    1. Donna, thanks for your comments and for dropping by. I appreciate you!

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  4. What a great idea. I would never have thought of it. I miss our root cellar and large storage room. Our new house doesn't allow for much storage or even canning and freezing. Something I will have to think about this year.

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    1. Michelle, I really love how it is working out. So well, in fact, I am going to have my hubby bury 2 more for even more storage!

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  5. I wonder how cool it would stay during a Texas summer? (where I am at) ;)
    Have you had it during a summer yet?

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    1. Charity, we are in SE Oklahoma and it has been a hot one. We ended up moving ours and putting it in the side of a hill. Once we did that, the temps hovered between 55 and 60. Perfect for our root veggies, etc.

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  6. Wow, that is really awesome! I'm so new to this stuff...impressive!

    Thanks or linking up!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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    1. Mrs. Sarah, so glad you stopped by. I love repurposing products for new uses and this one works great!

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  7. Love this idea. Will be showing it to my husband.

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    1. Michelle, so, what did your hubby think of it?

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