November has a harsh beauty. The trees stand stark against grey skies. New Englanders split wood and start stocking pantries with fatty foods. Skiers bring boards to shops for base work and tuning.
November is a time of transition.
Today's links honor the coming snow and the crystalline silences that will soon envelope our lives.
Our friend Andrew from Barrington Brewery is just about ready for the season... don't miss out on the best part of Berkshire winter.... http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/230/7717 Get some. Really.... http://www.barringtonbrewery.net/
We just spoke with someone who moved here from New York and, believe it or not, has never used a maul. A little advice...(my favorite.... "swing with authority!") http://www.woodheat.org/firewood/splitting.htm
Surviving the winter is all about finding an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed. Here's a list of ideas... some of which are new to us.... Wok Racing? http://www.meosphere.com/List/Winter-Sports-Youve-Done-168663-168663 For real? Yup! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bXrWbHRZX8 Just don't try this on TV. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO9Y790H3pA Ouch.
The JiFFL today..... if winter gets ya' down fight back with some light from yer funky flashlight.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JbUP-skb7E