January 9, 2010 Day 5
We had a successful ice day today! Not much to journal because today was all about the ice. It happened to be a beautiful day, high of 42 degrees! THE SUN WAS OUT! The guys even had their coats off and were breakin' a good sweat! The horses behaved as well! They almost seemed proud to help...
Noon dinner was meatloaf, potatoes, jello, salad, banana cake and church cookies! Awesome!
We had a good turnout, everyone was safe, no hurts (ok, the GG is hurtin' tonight)
We will be sleeping good tonight. We will be enjoying the ice this summer to make ice cream and more!
Some ice questions answered ***THE IDEA BEHIND AN ICE HOUSE IS: We have ice all summer. We bring in a cube of ice about every 3 days, set it in a chest freezer for our "refrigerator". We do not use it for drinks as it is not clean ice (pond water). This is the 2nd year we have done it, we hope to have it last through the fall so we do not have to buy ice. This year it lasted to the end of April, beginning of May. You would be surprised how you do not need a refrigerator. It is for convenience, although a wonderful convenience, it isn't necessary (this is a relative word).
The only thing left today is get some sawdust to spread on the ice and the inside of the ice house (we are trying something new this year) to complete it this year.