One advange New Englanders have over Southerners

On days like this, we can use our back porches and decks as auxiliary refrigerators, as Adam Meuse demonstrates:

Porch fridge

Anne Ruthmann demonstrates the proper use of a deck as a second refrigerator.



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        Where can you get Great Lakes around here?


        By Adam on

        Unfortunately you can't get Great Lakes around here; however, I got it via a trade from someone who I believe bought it in New York on his way back to Boston. I'm hoping they're going to come into MA soon, as I had a few different GL Beers while I was in Chicago a few weeks ago.

        Garages work, too

        We have a small garage under our house. We have a rubbermaid storage locker with extra flour and rice and beer and soda in it. We bought a bigass xmas ham and stowed it in there, too. It has been holding steady at 40-45 degrees all winter. We just let the cats in there to explore once a day or so, in case any local rodents get any ideas.

        It was actually traditional for New England and NYC city dwellers to have a special metal windowbox for storing dairy products outside in the winter in the days before refrigeration.

        South aint so warm either

        By on

        We've been using the back porch as auxiliary left-over storage for the past few days as well. We even ended last night/started today with a few inches off the storm hitting Boston now.

        The big advantage Boston has over the south right now? Snow removal equipment!