The cold snap left very cold temperatures in its wake. When I got up yesterday (Friday) morning, the thermometer read a balmy 9 degrees Fahrenheit! Needless to say, with that sort of cold, nobody did anything too strenuous on Friday. We waited for the warmth to return. We spent the day at the FarmFamily residence, eating, drinking and batting the breeze.
Two of our number are getting married at this year’s Blogorado. Farmdad has assembled a triumphal arch for them, with the aid of a number of old steel wagon wheels and his trusty welding torch. It was moved into place next to an old, tumbledown barn yesterday, and other preparations were made. Later this afternoon the Big Moment will be celebrated by all of us. Farmdad’s also laid in a few antique weapons (a double-barreled shotgun, a Winchester rifle, and a Springfield rifle, all 19th-century) to serve as props; and he has a white-painted Mossberg shotgun, so we can officially designate it as the “wedding shotgun” for a shotgun wedding!
The abundance of German food we provided was devoured with gusto yesterday evening. It was the right meal for a chilly evening; German sausage, potato salad and sauerkraut have a very warming effect. We’ll have to do that again, one of these years.
Today’s going to be warmer, so after our usual communal breakfast at the local hostelry known, by Blogorado tradition, as the Obligatory Cow Reference, we’re going to head out to the shooting range on Farmdad’s property and convert a large number of dollars into spent brass, loud noises and muzzle smoke. It should be a lot of fun.