Ice Picnickers

Ice Picnic

Remember on Monday how I was telling you about the brand new things I got to experience when we were in Finland last week, well here's Brand New Thing #2: Ice Picnicking.

Have you ever been on an ice picnic before? Well, if you haven't I'd be more than happy to explain how the whole thing works. First, clear a spot on the ice to build a fire. I know what you're thinking, won't the fire melt the ice and cause it to break, essentially sinking our lunch and possibly us too? Apparently, no. (I thought it was a good question too.) Next, you collect all your lunch supplies: hot dogs, sausages and mustard, warm tea and juice, beer, a folding table and chairs, fire poker sticks, some paper towels to hold your wieners, cups for warm drinks and a cute red and white table cloth. Get the boys to carry the big stuff and bring the rest in a pretty little wicker picnic basket. When you're all set up, it's time to eat. Stick your sausage on a fire poker and roast. (Tip: avoid big flames, stick to the areas with nice hot coals.) When you've achieved a nice crispy outer layer on your sausage, it's done. Squeeze on some of your favourite mustard and, taa-daa, lunch is served! That's pretty much all there is to it. There may still be time before the ice melts for you to have your very own ice picnic!

Ice Picnic

Have a great Wednesday :)

(photos: Bess Callard)


  1. FYI, the fire only melted about 3 cm of ice. Water has a high heat capacity, and so can absorb lots of energy. That's also why we use it to keep our engines running cool in the summer.

    Nice post!

  2. Thanks Big Chuck, you're still the smartest boy I know ;)

  3. Looks like it was fun.

    P.s. you are in trouble for telling the world that Amer sported a perm.

  4. Bess, all you were missing was a hole for ice fishing!

  5. @Linda: you made me worried that the Amer was really ticked, I emailed to make sure we were still on good terms. phew!

    @Baxter: check out tomorrow's post ;)

  6. You guys are getting so Canadian from being in Finland!

  7. Hahaha wow! This looks like such fun!
    I am new to your blog, am following you now and look forward to reading more of what you have to say :o)


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