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Refrigerators and freezers are taken for granted by almost everybody. We don’t just use them every day, we use them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. How much food would you have to throw away if your refrigerator broke? How much would you have to change your diet if you had to eat nothing but room temperature food?
Although it’s possible to have a refrigerator while living off the grid (by harnessing solar or another type of power), they require so much electricity that you’re better off learning to live without one. But how? What do you do with leftovers? Where do you get ice? What about dairy? All these questions are answered in this article from An American Homestead.
Jame lives on a 50-acre homestead in the Ozark Mountains, and she hasn’t owned a fridge or freezer in years. She writes, “Recently, a friend and her family camped on our homestead and spent a long weekend with us. They got to see first hand how we live without electricity and running water. She sent me a message recently with a recipe she thought that I might want to try: Smoothie Popsicles. It made me laugh so hard! I told her that they looked delicious, but I have two problems. I don’t have a blender and I can’t freeze anything!” Follow the link below to keep reading.