Last weekend was the Arctic Balloon Festival here in Gällivare, with crews from all over Europe attending.
There were also other activities and there were many people there.
On Saturday night I set up my “Harlton Hacienda” again (it takes less than 5 minutes to put up). I dug down through the snow to reach ground and made a large fire in front
For the first one and a half hours it was 26 degrees C in there. This is the view from inside, looking through the plastic.
At some point I fell asleep, but awoke later feeling cold, because the fire had burnt down (the outside temperature was -23). I put more wood on the fire, but just could not get the fire to burn again. I then realised that as the snow around my hole had melted, the hole had filled with water and it would be impossible to remake the fire. So in the end I had to give up and head to the house. You live and learn!!
On Sunday I made the first batch of minced meat sausage. This time I have used Moose meat, mixed with beef and garlic.
The sausages have to hang to dry now for three weeks.
This is what the end product will look like.