Many years ago when we visited DH's parents on their farm they had, I kid you not, 12 refrigerators and freezers. This is no exaggeration, I went around counting them. DH would not agree with my count, yet, I counted multiple times and that's how many I found. There were just two people in their household. These units were all over the kitchen, back porch, pantry, garages (they've got a 4 car garage) as well as in the basement. I mean, this is something that The Duggars would have, ya know?!!!
But they did a lot of butchering cows and pigs and sent on that meat to their 5 children. Then, they had a huge garden including acres of sweet corn. This particular year they had a large number of refrigerators & freezers because they were buying them up for their kids. Normally, I think they had around 6 -7 refrigeration or freezer units.
So now DH, here in our urban environment, replicates that because that is normal to him. We've got a chest freezer in the basement for meats and misc other things from the garden. We freeze a lot of garden produce. Then, he has an extra refrigerator for the fall crops and it's full of apples right now and apple cider. Meanwhile, our basement is full of 5 gallon buckets of onions, carrots, squashes. And the pumpkins, oh! the pumpkins! He gave many away to kids in the neighborhood, but we still have about 4 left.
There are just the 2 of us here. DH has huge vegetables gardens all over the place. And to be frank I have thought about buying my own extra refrigerator to keep in the basement to store lily bulbs over the winter. Actually, I DID have an extra fridge for a while, one that DH found in t he alley and he fixed it. It ran for 2 years, then went kaput. When one does flower shows and bulb gardening, 'fridges are nice.
I'm sure our family's habits are driving some of you crazy.