It may not look like much but a simple root cellar (or potato hole as I like to call it) may be the best you’ve got when it comes to keeping foods cooler in the summer heat. Here’s the first part of the post:
“Squirrels may ravage my garden, but I do appreciate their ability to store for winter. My ancestors did too–storing their harvest in self-dug root cellars. Here in Massachusetts, our winters are too chilly to keep crops in the soil, covered with straw, as they did in England. So the American colonists watched the squirrels put their acorns in holes and promptly did the same.
Root cellars make use of the consistent temperature and humidity present just a few feet beneath the soil…”