Snow and Solving the Firkin Mystery

It snowed this week, and that means it’s time to get ready for… Firkin Curling! Wait, you’ve never heard of Firkin Curling? Think Olympic curling, except you slide mini beer kegs instead of stones. If you haven’t seen Firkin curling yet, you’re like most of the world, because we made it up here at Barley Creek, but we haven’t quite perfected it. Yet. The way we look at it: there’s a right way to do Firkin Curling and a wrong way. The right way is to build an ice rink like Rockefeller Center, get a golden Atlas statue, and have some nice Canadian (that’s redundant, eh?) from the Royal Montreal Curling Club consult for us to make sure we go “aboot” it the right way. But that sounds expensive. Besides, we’re experts at doing it the wrong way. In the past five years, we’ve done real ice that didn’t freeze (the scientific term for that is “water”), synthetic ice that sucked (the scientific term for that is “not slidee enough”), and Teflon coasters that… I can’t remember what happened with the Teflon coasters. Anyway, we’re hard at work on solving the firkin mystery. This winter we will have Firkin Curling at the Pint Size Park. And the scientific term for that is “firkin great”!

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