6 responses to Horse-powered grain mill

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    horse power (February 8th, 2013 at 09:59)

    horse power

    That horse power was fun to see. There is a lot of technology being used there to transfer the horse power to useable power. A lot of shafts and belts to accomplish what they want to do. Thanks for showing us the process.

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    Naomi Wilson
    Horse power (February 8th, 2013 at 12:24)

    Horse power

    Last summer we attended a festival in Lancaster, and a horse powered treadmill was on display. It was being used to power the ice cream maker. I wonder if, as the price of fossil fuels continues to increase, more Amish will be experimenting with ways of harnessing original horse power in their businesses.

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    Tom
    Horse-powered grain mill (February 8th, 2013 at 13:00)

    That was great! His shop was about the same as many that I have been in, but the Amish I know use an engine to power their long shaft. It is interesting to see an Amish person in a video. Sure shows that Amish can differ from each other.
    Tom
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    Joan Sheldon
    horse power (February 8th, 2013 at 13:23)

    horse power

    A comment to Tom- Kenneth Copp was raised Mennonite so is not quite so shy about pictures as most Amish.
    I have been to their home and shop a number of times. Kenneth does very nice woodworking, and Katie makes delicious bakery items. I am lucky to have them for friends.

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    horse power (February 8th, 2013 at 14:59)

    horse power

    I’m surprised that PETA and HSUS haven’t taken up the issue of horses being used in this manner as “inhumane.”

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    Robin Wyatt
    horse Power (February 8th, 2013 at 16:45)

    horse Power

    You know Carol I was thinking the same thing. I don’t believe in any type of animal abuse. But Horses where used as work animals along with oxen years ago. And if they are well taken care of and treated right there shouldn’t be any problem. How do these PETA AND HSUS people think farmers did the reaping sowing ect back in the early times. People need to get a grip.

    Robin

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