Here's a few shots of the night skijoring we did. Harris and Jack are hooked up to me, and yes that rope is totally freyed, thanks to Ripper getting a hold of it. However, haha! I thwarted his efforts by buying a cable gangline! Take that you nibbly gnawer of everything!
He did a pretty darned good job considering it is cable. He actually almost got through some of the cable, so this line will be retired soon. *sigh*
Mmmmm, tasty snow!
I love this blurry butt shot of Kuna's rear end. He runs so funny when he tries to run fast!! Kinda like a big, gigantic, uncoordinated bunny.
Blurry Jack pounces into the snow with Harris hot on his tail! Yay, snow!!!
I LOVE these trails, and on most nights I get this crew out for a walk/slog through snow after work. The other crew gets the game of fetch/free run in the big pen.
Well, I geared up with ski wax today and am looking to get out a ton this weekend on the skis and sled. The temperature is amazing here, hovering just below zero, which is perfect for humans. Perhaps a bit too warm for dogs, but we're not going out too far anyways. I love not having to use too much wood. In fact, the fire went out last night and I was too warm to get it going again. Crazy, for January!
The dogboxes are all over town as people head to races - the Quest is underway on Feb. 9 from Fairbanks, with Iditarod in March. We have the local Carbon Hill race this weekend, which is ALWAYS a ton of fun. However, our lack of training is preventing us from going. Plus, I get really sick of driving during the week! Hopefully Tamara will get some photos to share! The Copper Haul Twister races are still going strong with the next coming up on Jan. 26.
This is another thing that has been consuming our (well, mostly Ray's) lives. The cutting of the power line!! We've had to cut and clear a line 10m wide for the length of the driveway (about 500m) to accomodate the power poles which are going to be coming, hopefully, in the next couple weeks. I just need an electrician out there now to set me up! I can't wait to have a huge light in the dogyard!!! Anyone know any electricians they can recommend??
The left is where the poles will be going, just off the side of the driveway. I am still burnt out from cutting the driveway in the summer. And thank goodness the power line is done now, we just have to burn a bit more. I'll be happy if I never have to use my useless chainsaw again!!! I'll leave that to the Master Cutter, Raymond. Thank goodness he loves cutting wood.
Have a swell weekend everyone! :)