Driving through Siberia, we often wondered how animals survive through the winter (see here). For us, at the time, it was a kind of happy question because it was summer time and we didn’t have to find out the answer the hard way or anything.
The sun had gone down with the temperature and it was a full moon that illuminated the three of us and the bulldozer – giving us some of that special energy, too, as we worked silently to finish the this thing that had taken all day. The anti-freeze was in, the fresh oil, a few squirts of ether past the air filter, and the 6 litre engine spluttered to life belching out clouds of smoke that brought the others outside to witness the resurrection of a friendly monster feared dead.
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