ORRINGTON – The 8th Annual Ice Harvest in Orrington took place this weekend, bringing the past to life.
People gathered at the Curran Homestead on February 4th at Fields Pond, to see how ice was harvested in the early 1900s. People also got to see blacksmiths creating a knife. Organizer say these arts are in danger of being forgotten and it’s important and practical to pass them down to future generations.
“Our mission is to capture, preserve, recreate and teach some of the lost arts – lost skills that were common in Rural Maine,” said Richard Stockford, the secretary of the Curran Homestead Inc, “Particularly in the farming community, around the turn of the last century.”
For those that didn’t want to work themselves too hard, the event also offered sleigh rides.
More more information on how to get involved, visit their website HERE.