You know we raised a bulk batch of free range organic chickens at the end of last summer to provide for our family through the winter. We still have a lot of chickens left. A lot. Over 20 for certain. The problem is that we have 1/8th of a grass fed cow on the way, in about 2 weeks. And somehow we have to make room in the freezers. We have 3 freezers in the house (ridiculous, isn't it?) and they are all fairly full. In case you're thinking that 1/8th of a cow couldn't be that much - well - it's SIXTY pounds of beef that we need to find room for!
Here's the current state of our deep freezer. There is some room, but not 60 pounds worth of room. Yes, it needs a defrosting. My husband just piled all the chickens on top - which makes it difficult to know exactly what all is on the bottom. When I suggested that next year we put chickens on the bottom, he said, "Well you should just eat the chickens faster." Wow, helpful, dear husband!
We've got more chickens in this little top freezer. Also quite a few salsas from the garden last summer. I know there are frozen cooked veggies in the deep freezer too, but they are all buried in the bottom where I can't get to them.
We've certainly been eating a lot of chicken lately! I've also dug out zucchini bread, tomato pies, and pumpkin cookies all from last summer. So fun to get to eat the spoils from the garden. Wish us luck as we try to make our way through much of this in the next 2 weeks! Chicken again, anyone?
What's in your freezer?
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