Tackle it Tuesday — A New Freezer

by Janice

Tackle it Tuesday

I need more room for my blueberries…

Every summer I tackle blueberries. When it comes to my blueberry supply, I am like a squirrel storing nuts to get him through the winter.

In past years, I have frozen over 100lbs of berries, but it still doesn’t get me through until the summer! (We eat blueberries pretty much daily in our home.)

So this year I need room for MORE blueberries!

Between my husband’s fish, (he fishes for salmon every summer off the coast here in our pacific waters,) and my berries, we decided an additional freezer was in order.

My husband removed some of the shelving in our garage to make room.

And ta da — a whole new freezer, ready to freeze our bounty…

And here it is packed with blueberries. There are actually even more bags in our old freezer too! (This year, I searched and searched our local farms and was thrilled to find an organic blueberry farm!) Oh – and I have some blackberries we picked freezing on a cookie sheet, preparing to bag.

In total, I have frozen more than 200lbs to get Susan’s and my families through the winter. (Susan lives in a townhouse and doesn’t have room for a deep freeze so I store blueberries for her family as well.)

Only problem is, I have already started dipping into my supplies… The question is, will we run out before next summer???

What are you tackling this week? Link up show off…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the MckLinky below!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

(It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Here is a fun thumbnail style linky…

If the thumbnail Linky doesn’t work for you — or you prefer the old style, you can enter in the linky below.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Janice.
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Did you know that Susan and I also have a pedal car store and a rocking horse store?

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Erica (5 Minutes for mom) August 24, 2010 at 1:16 am

WOW! Look at all of those blueberries!!! I am jealous!


2 Dominique August 24, 2010 at 1:54 am

Wow!! so many blueberries.. I’m sure the family will love the blueberry pies, cheesecakes and jam which you can make from it.


3 Self Sagacity August 24, 2010 at 3:34 am

I love blueberries, I would have frozen that many too, had I thought about it. :-)


4 Nolie August 24, 2010 at 9:01 am

WOW That is a lot of blueberries.


5 5 Minutes for Books August 24, 2010 at 10:36 am

We tackle blueberries too! Unfortunately our prime blueberrry season is also when it’s hottest and most humid, so we usually go pick 2 or 3 times and freeze what we can.


6 Aleksandra August 24, 2010 at 10:46 am

Holy mother! Now that is a LOT of blueberries! We went twice this season and picked about 2 pounds then 5 pounds the next time. My near-3 year old isn’t very patient in the heat :)


7 alicia August 24, 2010 at 10:54 am

Wowsers!! That’s impressive.


8 Susie's Homemade August 24, 2010 at 10:57 am

That is A LOT of blueberries!! Wow!


9 CoolMama August 24, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Wow! That’s a lot of blueberries. I wish I had a place to stockpile them like that. They’re very good for you too :) Now I really want a muffin…


10 Mikki August 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm

WOW!! Now that’s A LOT of berries!! Yummy! Makes me want to go make a smoothie…



11 Loveleng August 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm

It’s my first time to join and I find you website so wonderful and informative for mothers like me…for sure i will keep on coming back…by the way can i have some berries hehehehe…


12 The Mom Venture Blog August 24, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Yes, you will run out…. Well, I would anyway… I am a blueberry freak! The more blueberries I have in the freezer,, the more I’ll eat! LOL I’m so glad they’re good for you though! I bought 4 lbs of blueberries last week and they were all gone by the next day!! I just couldn’t help myself… I mean, sure the kids had some too, but not that many!haha (-:


13 Linda August 24, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Wow! a whole freezer for blueberries! I can’t wait until I get some blueberry bushes so I can fill a freezer. lol I haven’t shared a tackle in a long time. I’m sharing the bush trimming I had my daughter tackle. Yes, I’m sharing a tackle I didn’t even do! lol I delegated my tackle!


14 bskwfny August 25, 2010 at 2:28 am

Oh, you meant a real blackberry! LOL That is one yummy looking blackberry!


15 Krista August 26, 2010 at 3:20 am

Oh, I’m so jealous of a) your stand alone freezer(s!) and b) your stash of blueberries! I <3 blueberries too, but only have room for a couple of bags. Thankfully the ones I get at Costco are edible… :)


16 BarbaraLee August 30, 2010 at 10:54 pm

We have 2 freezers to and they come in pretty handy.


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