Funny thing about blogging, I'm either desperate for things to blog about or overwhelmed with things to blog about and generally when I'm desperate I've got lots of free time, and when I'm overwhelmed well...I'm not sitting on the couch clicking on the laptop.
First up - fun on the other side of the valley. Karen knows about the list I've been keeping in my head since I was a little kid. My "modes of transportation" list. Think about the list for a bit and you can see why it's impossible to complete (which is one of the reasons why I like it so much). You may start with "travel by dog team", but you'll soon realize that there are many ways to do just that.
Here's the latest.
Not a sled, not a scooter, this fun filled number is a three wheeled cart designed by Henning Bartel of Arctis-Carts.com
Being hauled for about an hour by 6 sled dogs on a cart that handles just like a sled - too much fun!
On the web cam. Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!
Well, bears at least.
and a couple of great racks.
And back on the farm...
the pups are growing up. I've put Ben on sheep for kicks to see what he'd do and he's definitely turned on and keen. He'll spend the winter growing up and then start training in the spring.
Sam is definitely GROWING. After a few tough days learning that humans weren't at his beck and call (as much as he was farm raised it quickly became obvious that someone had definitely spent some time loving these pups), and that fences weren't meant for walking through (guardian pups sure are agile and flexible!), he's really started to settle in nicely. I catch him hanging out with his sheep on a regular basis now and it's pretty darn sweet. Unfortunately it's been hard to catch on camera as as soon he knows that I'm heading out his way he's at the gate waiting for me. I did catch a couple of "under cover" shots from the deck this morning.
Raising a guardian dog is totally different than anything I've done before, dog-wise and so far I'm loving the "different-ness" of it all. Doesn't hurt that he's cute as a button.
Finally, the annual "fall shot". Autumn is my favourite season, and the dogs and I spend a good chunk of it out in the woods. Just over a week ago, I couldn't get over the fall colour. The leaves were a brilliant yellow against deep blue skies. I also couldn't remember to bring my camera along...so...between rain and wind and a young pup who hasn't quite learned to turn and stay on a dime (although when I think about it, he might have been the better of the four...hmmm) this year's pictures could be better. I'll save you from the worst.
I'll keep working on it - it's a great excuse to be out on the trails.
I think that's pretty much us caught up!