Monthly Archives: October 2007

Training Update 10/27/07

Things are starting to get interesting. The mileage has increased and the dogs are getting into the groove. We’re up to 17 dogs with the addition 2 more of Harold’s yearlings. It’s 17 dogs, but ranging in age from 18 … Continue reading

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Sponsors and Support

It’s not always easy talking about money. I’d much rather engage in a good religous coversation, but just about everything we do these days requires money. Running the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race this January in Bethel will be no … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Wife

Johanna and Jake last winter. You haven’t seen many pictures of Johanna on this blog because she’s usually the one behind the camera. Under the title of this blog reads, “The comings and goings of a Rural Alaskan family and … Continue reading

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Our "Lucky" Dog

If Hagar is my foundation stud, Lucky is the Grand Matron of Nushagak Kennels. She came from Will Forsberg in Healy and has been a joy from day one. Most of the dogs I’ve ever owned have been her direct … Continue reading

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It Ain’t all Good Times and High Fives

For the most part, mushing is tons of fun and very fulfulling. But when working with living things, bad things can happen. Right now, we have three dogs out of commission due to fighting. Dogs get in a scrap and … Continue reading

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Fall Training

Fall training is more about getting the dogs in harness then anything else. It’s not nearly as enjoyable as mushing across the snow while standing on the runners. Leaders need to remember their jobs, young dogs need time in harness, … Continue reading

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Uppa Hagar

All but 3 of my dogs are direct decendents of this beautiful 70 pound gray. I bought Hagar from Mitch Seavey the December before Mitch won the Iditarod. Hagar was a wheel dog when I bought him, but soon became … Continue reading

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