Ice Harvest up in The County [PHOTOS]
Awesome footage of Amish in Aroostook County shows the meaning of "roughing it."
Between Honey, her family and the incredible photos of Paul Cyr, I've been learning a lot (and loving it) about "The County."
Over the last 10 years there has been an influx of Amish families relocating to Arroostook County from Pennsylvania, Ohio and upstate New York.
Honey and I would visit one of their bakeries when we visit her family in Easton.
The Amish way of life in general has increasingly diverged from that of modern society.
Ice Harvest 2015:
Ice will be used to keep food cold year-round and helps make ice cream in the summer. A few blocks in a deep freeze box, which sometimes are old, non-working chest freezers, can last four to five days. There is no central ice warehouse. Instead, each Amish family has its own icehouse that can hold 200 to 250 blocks of ice. Built with well-insulated walls more than a foot thick, ice has been known to keep for two or even three years in an icehouse.
For more incredible Paul Cyr photos Please check out his website:
To learn more about the Amish in Maine: