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The Evolution of a Garden

I love dirt. The feel of it as I plunge my hands into rich soil. The smell of it after a summer rain. The sight of it covered by vegetables and herbs tapping into its nutrients. I have a connection … Continue reading

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The Song of Your Heart

I am not entirely sure where I heard this phrase, but it struck a chord and has stayed with me for years. We all have a song in our heart; it’s the thing that drives us and renews us. Since … Continue reading

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Trail Mysteries

Today was a beautiful spring day and I was in serious need of some trail time. I figured that Polar, Wooley, Sasha and I would go down the trail and see if the access gate to one loop has been … Continue reading

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The greatest mystery

One of the greatest mysteries of life is not the pyramids. Or crop circles. Or UFO’s. Nope, THE unanswered question is how the dogs know what I am going to do even before I do. This afternoon while I was … Continue reading

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The finish line

This is a post I wanted to write on Tuesday but some cooties sidelined me and I was only capable of laying on the couch and moan. So here it is, a celebratory letter to my friend. Dear Kristi, I … Continue reading

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There’s cold and then there’s cold

Tonight’s temperature is: Could be worse….it could be this:

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Sometimes you are just the team dog and not the leader

Most of the time I believe myself to be a pretty savvy dog musher. After all, I first stepped onto the runners of a sled 27 years ago, so surely I had to have learned a thing or two along … Continue reading

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Mealworms…It’s What’s For Dinner

It would appear that winter has made an arrival – lows of 25 to 30 below and highs not much warmer. The dogs get extra food and of course warm, cozy straw in their houses, but what does one do … Continue reading

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Happy Dogs

What makes a sled dog happy? The great outdoors……. Conversation with their humans……. Going on multi-day dogsled/camping trips with their mushers who don’t seem to mind that there is hardly any snow……. Interesting smells……… Running in harness on frozen lakes……. … Continue reading

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Winter Light

Today the sun rose at 10:55 a.m. and set at 2:57 p.m. giving us 4 hours and 2 minutes of daylight, which is 3 minutes and 15 seconds more than we had yesterday. Tomorrow we will enjoy 3 minutes and … Continue reading

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