Monthly Archives: December 2007

Status Report – 12/28/2007

We’re on Christmas break here at the Belleque house. Johanna is a teacher so she’s got a few weeks off. I took a few days off work as well. It’s been nice spending time together. The last few months have … Continue reading

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Lucy

Some pups come along slowly and some explode out of the shoot. I still remember Lucy’s first run. She was six months old and very shy. She didn’t quite know what to do when I put her in harness. Don’t … Continue reading

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Christmas

Here are a few Christmas pictures. We went to Mid-Night Mass at 8:30 (I know that sounds strange) and to bed by 10:00 on the 24th. We got up around 8:00 and opened presents. The kids played with their new … Continue reading

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No Denali Highway Around Here

Read an interesting article in the Fairbanks News Miner. It can be found at the following link, http://newsminer.com/2007/12/20/10498/ . From here on I’m assuming you’ve read the article. The major challenge I’ve had training my team this winter has been … Continue reading

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On the Air

Last Sunday I took Anne and Tricia for a dogsled ride. It was a beautiful day with nicely packed trails. Anne is our local radio reporter and Tricia a tallented young photographer. KDLG ran the story yesterday. It can be … Continue reading

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Half Moon Run

Mushers use powerful headlamps when running at night. The strong lights are made even better with a cord attaching them to battery packs holding 4 D batteries. My powerful headlamp is a nice LED. Lately it’s been giving me fits. … Continue reading

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Shooting Games

Basketball was my sport in high school. Dad was a coach and I grew up learning about the game. I even coached a team myself one season. Like most sports, basketball practices can be hard and demanding. Coaches ask a … Continue reading

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They Can’t All Be Lead Dogs

Some dogs just pull. Charlie and Olaf are two such dogs. Olaf is Charlie’s nephew and best buddy. They typically work in the wheel or back of the team. Neither dog has the slightest inclination to lead and they work … Continue reading

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Pictures

Finally borrowed a cord for our digital camera. Most of the pictures below were taken in November the first time we had snow. The snowed disapeared shortly after. We were sledding behind our new property. The first picture was taken … Continue reading

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Status Report – December 10th

Things have been less then ideal on the mushing front. Last week we had a run in the driving rain. We’ve been running back and forth on Waskey Road. Temperatures haven’t been below freezing much. Snow has been falling in … Continue reading

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