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Farmers building ice-houses are foolish to put them up in such a wav that every cako of ice has to be handled af tor it is packed before it can be used t o k e p butter, meats, fruits, ete. It is a simple matter to arrange a cooling-room in connection with the icehouse. One method is to proceed as follows: Supposing the ice-house to be ready built, 15x30 feet, to one end add a room of anydesired dimensions. Tigfhtly cover this addition and let tt be sealed within tightly with half-inch grooved spruce or some other wood which will not impart a taste to what is stored. Tho exterior of the coolingroom may be the same in appearance as the ice-house, so that the entire ure will be one building. The cooling apartment must be lighted sulticiently, but not extensively, and doublé windows should be used, together with two doors or a heavily-packed door. The bottom can be cemented, which is preferable, or boarded. An apertura one foot to eighteen inches square must be cut from the cooling room into the apartment occupied by the ice at the top of the room and a corresponding opening made at the bottom. This is to allow the heated air of the cooling room to pass out and the cold air from the ioe to fall and enter the cooling room at the bottom. These openings must have closely-fitting doors and, generally speaking, they are Vept closed. If the temperatura in the cooling room should be too high at any time it would be necessary to opea these doors for an influx of cold air. To the person who has ever used such an arrangement and seen its beneflcial results, a return to the refrigerator would ssem like retrogression indeed. If the cooler or retarding room can be oonveniently located on the north sid or end of the ico-house, it will be in the most feasible location. - Farm and Home.


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Ann Arbor Register