Monthly Archives: November 2010

Learning to handle a load

Mushing at 20 miles per hour with a 20 pound sled requires considerable skill.  Likewise, driving a heavily loaded sled through a dense spruce forest also requires skill and takes practice.  Dogs and musher must together bring the load around … Continue reading

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Jake the musher

Jake, Alethia and I took the dogs out with two sleds.  Both kids took a turn driving their small sled with two dogs.  Thought I took some nice footage of Alethia driving, but it wasn’t on the camera when I … Continue reading

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First mush on snow

Alethia and I took advantage of our new snow and punched out a 5 mile trail last Saturday.  We put Bing in the lead.  He had a great time pushing through the fresh snow.  We took a couple video clips … Continue reading

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Snow!

Here’s a video clip of the dog yard covered in a few inches of snow.

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Lucky’s grave

Lucky passed away a couple weeks ago.  The tumor in her breast was causing too much trouble.  I’ve never buried a dog before.  Lucky is resting beneath a nice spruce tree not far from the summer dog yard. Lucky and … Continue reading

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Fossil fuels

Hooked up a Monitor stove in our little house yesterday.  Oil man came today, filled the tank, and the stove fired right up.  We are no longer tethered to wood.  We can sit back and burn that oil!  We’re still … Continue reading

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