All our snow is melting in Two Rivers and spring is in the air! The last few days have been 50F, and the temperature barely reaches freezing at night. We're making sure to take advantage of the last bit of snow by going on camping trips and prepping for the summer and fall.
A week ago, we took the puppies (Louie, Badger, Nala, Vanessa, Nile, Elmer, Flash, and Amelia) on their first camping trip! We were joined by our friends at Squid Acres (Paige and Cody) and their 15 puppies! One might think that with 23 puppies on their first sleepover, they'd stay up all night barking and playing, but the pups did really well! While they did wake us up at about 5:30 AM, the rest of the night they slept quietly and behaved themselves.
If you recall from an earlier post, we recently purchased a large parcel of land and are in the process of moving to the Flying Mushers Raceway compound! This spring, we're hauling in logs to prepare for building our cabins next fall. While it's definitely more efficient to haul the logs in by snowmachine, Tyler, Gunhild, and I spend a day hauling in logs by dog team. It was a blast! Plus, the dogs really enjoyed the heavy pulling, especially Rucu who is a total meathead (and adorable).
Remember baby Cooke? Well he's not a baby anymore! Cooke is now seven months old and about to try out a harness for the first time! Of course, I don't think he'll ever out grow his cuddly nature- can you tell from the picture?
This last weekend, we took 24 adults out to the White Mountains for our final camping trip of the season. Accompanying us were 3 teams from Squid Acres, 2 teams from Douglas Fir Mushing, 1 team from Golden Heart Mushing, and 2 teams from Good Mushing. In total, we had 84 dogs camping at the cabin! Gunhild took some beautiful photos of the trip with her fancy camera, so I'll be sharing those photos soon!