Fun Amish Fact – Ice Houses
Some Amish families still make use of ice houses to see them through the hot summer months. In winter, families will cut blocks of ice and store them, coveredwith sawdust, in well-insulated ice houses. They place the ice in the top compartments of their refrigerators; as the ice slowly melts, the cold water streams down the back into a catch basin and the air inside is kept cool.
There’s a TV movie called “Amish Grace” that will air on the Lifetime Movie Network on Sunday, March 28, 5 p.m. eastern/8 p.m. pacific. It looks like it will be good. It’s based on the tragedy at Nickel Mines, where a man walked into an Amish school and injured/killed some little girls. But the real story is one of forgiveness–the community comes together to offer forgiveness to the man’s family–which created quite a stir among Englischers.
Anyone else planning on watching?