Amish Ice Cutting

By Paul Cyr

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this 1st picture shows the snow being cleared off the pond
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an ice saw (sometimes called an ice plow) will be used to score the ice 8-9" deep, this ice is approximately 10-12" thick
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close up of the ice saw
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the whole pond will be cut up into 18" wide strips
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hand saws will be used to finish the cutting
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10-12 foot long pieces will be pulled out onto the ice
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ice is being cut into shorter sections
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loading onto sleighs
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it will take approximately 20 loads to fill the red ice house (left of the silo)
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off to the ice house...
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