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I skin instead of pluck so I don't have to fool with hot water.
Do you notice that the chicken gets freezer-burned/dries out sooner when you skin them? I personally prefer to keep the skin on, but sometimes when parting them out the skin has a mind of its own.

And good idea to freeze before vacuum sealing, I think I'll try that this summer!
 

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Do you notice that the chicken gets freezer-burned/dries out sooner when you skin them?
That's never been an issue when I vacuum seal the meat or double-wrap it in freezer paper but I try to rotate the meat by date so I am always eating the oldest. Still I've had some a year old. Those packages can get hidden in the freezer. I put the carcasses in ziplok type bags to use for broth. Those can get freezer burn after a while even if I don't puncture them tossing them around looking for certain things.
 

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That's never been an issue when I vacuum seal the meat or double-wrap it in freezer paper but I try to rotate the meat by date so I am always eating the oldest. Still I've had some a year old. Those packages can get hidden in the freezer. I put the carcasses in ziplok type bags to use for broth. Those can get freezer burn after a while even if I don't puncture them tossing them around looking for certain things.
I've also had trouble getting all of the air out of the main body cavity.
 

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I have two rows of English peas, 32’ long. I got a late start, but the vines are covered with peas!! Last year I planted Maestro and Sugar Snap. They cross pollinated. Oops. Oh well, they will make little green orbs and that’s all I care about. The pods are sorta flat, sorta sweet, but not, still good for snapping off the vines and snacking on. I hope I get enough to put some in the freezer.

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Bay, for some reason I have a hard time with peas! You would think with our cool weather I should be able to grow them like gangbusters but nope. Timming is hard for me. They use the same trellis that I use for my tomatoes so I usually end up pulling them shortly after they start producing so I can plant my tomatoes. I've tried fall and early spring planting but they still don't produce much. Never been able to grow my favorite sugar snap peas. Snow peas I can grow.

I am going to have my husband put up a trellis on my raised bed strictly for pole beans and peas. I've delayed on this because it's going to shade my Meyer lemon but I think it's now big enough to handle some shade.

Mary
 
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