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Salmon, Kibble and Fish Guts

I like feeding our dogs; especially this time of year. It’s dark and I work in the beam of a headlamp. There is just something about the crunch of snow underfoot, the breath of barking dogs that hangs in the … Continue reading

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Tis the Season……for Frostbite.

The mercury has crept downward to more normal temperatures around here. We were spoiled by a very warm fall, after a miserably wet summer. It’s 8 degrees below zero F (-22 C) as I write this, which overall isn’t that … Continue reading

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Seasons and Silence

I’ve been sick all week – like pneumonia and say nice things at my funeral or else, sick. Sasha (aged 10ish and with a trick elbow), Spud (aged 11 and fattest husky in the world) and Oni (aged 12 and … Continue reading

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Yes Virginia (or Peg), there are grouse in Alaska

Bella and I were cooped up in the house for 3 looonnngggg days. Little kid cooties are quite virile and my cold/cough morphed into pneumonia last week. I mostly laid on the couch and whined all weekend, with intermittent breaks … Continue reading

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Northern Lights

One thing I will never tire of is the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights. I have fed dogs under them. I’ve laid in the snow at 40 below and watched them until I began to stick to … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods

Sunny. Calm wind. 10 degrees F. What to do? What to do? Get on the ATV and head to the woods of course! I spent a good part of the time exploring the almost 1,000 acres I will be trapping … Continue reading

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The Depth of Friendship

In May 2005 I took in a little sled dog named Oni who had terrible confirmation and was hardly socialized. Her back legs are weirdly angled – they fold underneath her at her knees at pretty close to 45 degrees. … Continue reading

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