Cutting ice in Canton
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 9:37 am

An "Old Fashioned Ice Cutting Work Party" was recently held near Canton with over 20 people in attendance. Melinda Ely pries the blocks off of the row that James Graves and Bruce Kilgore are sawing through. The blocks were then loaded on to a steel-wheel horse-drawn wagon with a team of Belgian horses, led by local Amish brothers and belonging to Sow's Ear Farm (the Douglass Family). The ice-house up at the farm was loaded with 250-300 of these outsized ice blocks. This was the first in the 2012 series of Rural Skills Workshops sponsored by the Sustainable Living Project. To visit the Facebook page and see more photos, click here.