With three to four feet of snow on the ground and 40 degree temps, it is a slush disaster outside, as least for a day or two-then back to winter. More wood coming Friday as I have gone though many cords during the sub zero temps of week after week. I sliced up two venison steaks and two rooasts into strips for jerky and it is curing for 24 hours in the fridge with seasoning and will be ready for the new dehydrator tomorrow-a nice large digital model with nine big square trays. In addition to jerky, I enjoy dried fruits. My first small and inexpensive unit lasted about five years until the motor died. Eric is looking forward to receiving his deer jerky and some Upper Peninsula Cinammon Toast in a priority mail care package. I told him I found him a great shirt at Ben Franklin: "Yooper...Strong like Bull. Smart like Tractor..." The one I bought him last year for his birthday said, "The Upper Peninsula, where the strong survive and the weak are killed and eaten." I am thinking that last one would not be a big hit with the yuppie crowd in San Rafael :-)
This weekend promises to be in the 20's. so for the first time in many months I will bring out the Chamonix 4x5 and go to the Keweenaw with it. When it is bitterly cold, dealing with all the eccentricities of a view camera is just not my cup of tea, but 20's and above works.