Thursday, April 22, 2010
We are getting milk from an Amish neighbor now. When I picked it up it was ice cold and I wondered how they were doing that. He milks 14 cows and a milk truck comes by and picks up the milk so I knew they had to be holding it cold somehow. The next trip to their house he showed us his ice house. A good size building and when I opened the door it was packed solid with huge blocks of ice. He had a man come and spray insulation on the inside. The ice was cut from ponds and hauled in. He said that ice would hold until through September!! It sounds like several of the men get together and they cut ice and fill all of their ice houses at the same time. LaVern asked him what a block would weigh and he said about 100 pounds. Pretty amazing stuff. Working together accomplishes a great deal. We should all do more of it.