It’s 10 O’Clock…Do you know where your milk is?

We have done pretty well with keeping our groceries stocked so far, keeping whatever we can’t fit in the house, outside in a cooler. I would say that milk is our biggest issue. We just don’t have enough space to keep it inside in the small propane fridge and with the freezers filled with moose and deer meat. With temperatures heating up during the day, we knew we needed to figure out something to keep the cooler consistently cold.

I thought it sounded like a good idea when my husband decided to bury it under the snow on the deck. That is, until I was the one to have to dig it out this morning for a thirsty toddler.

I walked outside and assumed that the shovel marked the exact spot where the cooler was. We still have a LOT of snow on our deck! The daily temperatures have softened the snow and then re-frozen them at night, giving the top layer a lovely hard crust.

photo 1 (1)After digging for a few minutes…I finally saw the cooler! When I cleared enough away to open it….I grabbed the shovel again to clear out the inside.



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People have suggested that we stock up on dry and condensed milk. I’m not going there….and have come to the conclusion that we should probably get a goat.


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Rianne Ackley

About Rianne Ackley

I grew up in Downeast Maine but have recently relocated to the North Woods. I live in Clayton Lake where I am a stay at home Mom to two beautifully wild little boys and wife to a Maine State Game Warden. I am a lover of the simple things in life...a good book, a song, a rainy day, a bowl of white popcorn, etc. I have a slight obsession with all things food. Love cooking it, eating it, looking at it, smelling it, reading about it, etc. I am a firm believer that life is what you make it.