Last weekend, Muster Field Farm in Sutton, NH had their annual ice harvest. This working farm also has trails and serves as a museum. They have an old-fashioned ice house and use the ice in the summer to make ice cream. Due to cold and other weather conditions, the ice was extra thick this year. They use the machine to cut down about a foot to score the ice and then the rest of the cutting is done with hand saws; big hand saws. More on that tomorrow. Then the ice is moved with poles to a hoist which lifts the blocks onto a truck.