In the morning this fall I have made myself sit and enjoy a cup of coffee while still in my pajamas and look out the window. This window has been my morning view for 2 winters now and it changes every day. I don’t have the radio on and I certainly do not have the TV on. The silence is fantastic. The crackling of the wood stove and the rustling of my boxer, Earl, are really the only sounds. I watch the birds flutter around, usually chickadees and blue jays this year. I w
The Real Story...
Mushing is not a sport of glamor, money or recognition. Mushing is a sport of love, dedication, heart break and pride. People that follow the sport see the races. They see our best dogs at their best condition and for only a few days. People see a smiling musher with their best gear ready to hit the trail and do what they have been conditioning for. What they don’t see is what it takes to get them to that point in the year. What you don’t see is the emotional state of th
Mushing 12 Days of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas Mother Nature gave to me A Broken Down Dog Truck On the second day of Christmas Mother Nature gave to me Two flat tires On the third day of Christmas Mother Nature gave to me Three inches of ice On the fourth day of Christmas Mother Nature gave to me Four lame lead dogs On the fifth day of Christmas Mother Nature gave to me Five Girls in Heat On the sixth day of Christmas Mother Nature gave to me Six blown down trees On the seventh day of
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The weekend of rifle deer season opener I plan on going to see my family. I don’t like to run dogs at all that first week because well deer hunters that aren’t getting anything get crabby and I don’t want to be part of that. I planned to go see my family instead, who live about 10 hours away from the cabin. Complication this time was my truck was in the shop AGAIN! Well in comes 2 very generous friends to offer the use of their truck for me to drive around! Perfect! So I g
So during rifle deer season I don’t like to take the chance and run between 10 am and 2 pm. I don’t like to be rushed when I’m out with the dogs and I also don’t like to be told what to do (I know weird right?). I prefer to run the roads at night. Where I am there are a bunch of deer hunters and I’m not too worried about them being out at night except to go out to eat or something like that so running the roads is a great opportunity for me to hook up big teams and go. Las