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so..... I live on a large lake in Northwestern Wisconsin. It's still 100% covered with ice. My adjacent properties were purchased in 1905, and they always had ice harvested from the lake and placed in an ice house so they could cool food all summer.

Anyone out there still harvesting ice??

Klaus Karbaumer says 2017-04-03 18:27:42 (CST)



I remember that Joe had a report about people harvesting ice on RH .


4 months ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Mike Rock says 2017-04-03 21:09:30 (CST)



If you are interested I have two of the horse pulled saws to mark out and cut to the first six inches, then three or four of the big hand saws to cut full depth, the splitting axe, tongs and the saw the ice sales guy used...... Where are you at? Might make a road trip. I'm down SW of Mad City and we hardly had enough ice to go fishing on.

God bless.


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K.C. Fox says 2017-04-04 08:44:35 (CST)



I saw that video that Joe has, it was very Interesting. A lot of hard work went into making ice blocks. I was in the old ice house that Brewster had it still had a big bunch of straw in it. I heard grandma & grand pa talk about making Ice blocks.


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Koty says 2017-04-04 10:37:32 (CST)



I just found the ice harvest that Uncle Joe posted previously. ENJOY!

ruralheritage.com/messageboard/frontporch/19419.htm


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