Cultivating resourcefulness, thrift, and community
Sunday, September 8, 2013
No, it's not a lot of frozen yogurt! It's no-budget ice.
like things that are so low-budget that they are actually no-budget. We are
planning to slaughter a couple of obnoxious roosters this week and I need
some ice water for chilling the carcasses after they are all butchered. I don't like to buy ice
because it seems silly to pay for frozen water, you know? I don't have an ice
maker in my refrigerator, either, and I only have four ice cube trays. So last
night I got out a few old yogurt tubs, filled them water, put the lids on them,
and popped them in the freezer. I made Gigantic Homemade Ice Cubes. For this particular
application (chilling chickens) I think I'll just use them whole in a cooler
full of water. If I needed smaller pieces I could just put the giant cubes
(okay, cylinders) in a plastic bag and hit them with a hammer.