Friday, March 16, 2012
Haystack Supper - Rural Fire Department Fund Raiser
This evening Gail and I attended a benefit Haystack Supper to raise funds for the building of a new fire house. Tonight the supper was taco haystacks and home made ice cream.
No Amish event would be complete without home-made ice cream. Tonight the ice cream was made in two ice cream makers driven by a gas powered engine. The Amish men fed ice and salt to keep the process working. During the summer a horse powered ice cream maker is often used in stead of the gas motor version.
We invite our Inn guests at the Arbor House to attend these benefit events. We get a few takers, but most guests feel like they would be intruding. We don't feel it is an intrusion and if you should happen to be here during such an event, please feel free to join us.