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The First Annual Ratlands Ice Festival and Polar Bear Picnic

The First Annual Ratlands Ice Festival and Polar Bear Picnic preparations are now underway. After literally hours of planning the crew here in the Ratlands decided this would be an excellent weekend to smoke cheese and grill assorted pork products. At the last minute, the Ice Sculpting event has been cancelled, not because of the temperature (currently 15 F, with a wind chill well below zero) or a lack of ice (we have intermittent sleet and light snow) but rather because I simply have no artistic talent.

We currently have sharp cheddar and gouda smoking nicely. The pork products event will begin after the cheese is finished. I tried to get actual polar bear burger to lend a certain authenticity to the festivities, but I wasn’t able to rustle any up on short notice.

It was a joke. In obvious bad taste, but a joke none the less. Lighten up.

More to follow.

Update: Here’s a visual teaser:

smoking cheese

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