Another taste of December magic
Dick MacKenzie - www.dickshideaway.com
Thirty years ago I might have been the first guy blasting a snowmobile across the recently frozen lake. These days, despite the surging urge to get going, force the first run to camp, and breathe in the beginning of a new season, I sat out that opportunity in favor of a leisurely cigar and a bottle of fine wine while preparing 11 pounds of pork belly to cure into homemade smoked bacon.
Mmmmm... bacon !
Through the glorious Havana haze of cigar, and delirious Merlot daze, I delighted in seeing, through the window of my basement lounge, the first snowmobile of the season crossing the lake and a bush plane on skis, touching down on the ice and taxiing to shore this afternoon.
This is exciting December stuff. In only a few days we'll have apple wood smoke, smothering racks of bacon, curling from the cooker and snowmobile rockets propelling us across the frozen lakes and through the woods to our paradise in the bush to celebrate Christmas.