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the Finnish Sauna Fundamentals class visits The Snowdeal Sauna and Endures Stories.

the Finnish Sauna Fundamentals class visits The Snowdeal Sauna and Endures Stories.

and we find out the answer to how many of driftless folk school finnish sauna fundamentals class can fit in The Snowdeal Sauna.

ALL OF THEM!

see, that’s why you build a 3 bencher. because you never know who might come over for a visit.

i really enjoyed getting a chance to tell them about building the sauna and answering a few questions during their tour of local saunas. of course, they were forced to endure my stories about pulling out 40 cedar logs WITH MY BARE HANDS out of the upper peninsula of michigan cedar swamps, Adventures in Pouring Concrete, collecting genuine upper peninsula sauna stones from The Top Secret Sauna Stone Spot, trenching 150 feet with a ditch witch and eventually raising the snowdeal sauna with a small army of yooper relatives. a perfect captive audience!

also, it’s totally not at all intimidating to have the guy who wrote a lovely book on saunas ( that’s a bearded mike nordskog sitting on the top bench on the left ) sitting in your sauna :-)

day 2365: quite possibly the last photos of our christmas eve sauna tradition.

day 2365: quite possibly the last photos of our christmas eve sauna tradition. I.

i pulled the camera out in the sauna on the chance that santa might visit again, but odin looked at it with disdain.

“poppi, cameras don’t belong in the sauna.”

sigh. i guess he’s right. but it’s a hard habit to break when i’ve been taking pictures since he was able to fit in a sauna bucket!

thankfully, he grudgingly let me take a few last photos.

santa never did know up, which is certainly understandable on his busiest night of the year.

maybe next year!

day 2365: quite possibly the last photos of our christmas eve sauna tradition. II.