Friday, August 14, 2009

new dog yard

We got onto our acerage, 9 years it took us! no house, so we are living in a wall tent for now, and have been using the wood stove since we moved in due to frost, hard frosts too....brrrrr. I LOVE IT

pictures of the new dog yard. We had to bang out a bunch of dog houses in a really short time. Being summer we went with slabs (not cheap here... OUCH) and we spaced the boards, in hopes of a breeze getting through, since it has been a warm summer, they are sitting on the ground and the dogs have dug out in them a bit for cooler ground. These are just summer/ fall houses. More work will be done soon to them. They acomadate 2 dogs each, and all the dogs are able to socialize with 2 dogs one in/on the house and the other at the next year. We needed fast tie outs and used, used brake drums which is working great, they are heavy enough the dogs dont move then , but we can if we need to.
I love this set up so far. the males and females are spaced far enough to not breed. The dogs all love this set up to it seems, they love playing and running all around.
It is a temp. yard, maybe for the winter, and next year we will put in a nice dog yard in a different area, once we get it cleaned up.


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

You bought the property??

I hope you get a home on it soon! Wall tents are a little chilly in winter. :)

Kamaroh said...

The development of this property interests me; I/ve done similiar in order to build a plant nursery. How many acres is it? Do you have public water or is it a well? Do you have a connection to a public sewer? You say you have to clean it up' what was there before? How did you happen to acquire it? Can you buy a modular house and have it set up on the land? Will a modular stand up to the Canadian weather? Can you get a trailor or truck camper? I don't see how you could survive that kind of winter with a tent? If nothing else, the smoke from the fire will asphixiate you? You may answer any part of this you choose, of course. Or, why don't you write a new entry about this subject in order to inform your fan club in sunnny California!

yukonmusher said...

i will do a fast post here, I have poor internet and cant get pics up at all.
It is 2.8 acres.
well (to be) all spring to now we are hauling water in water jugs for camping, a pain but it get the water to us and seeing how Hayden has to get to and from work he picks water up every day.
Clean up means just that. We got a good deal on the price of the land beacuse it was dumped on by the past owner and abandonded, and is a HUGE mess. I will post pics when I can get onto good internet again.
We have a house trailer still in Faro that we could move up, however I do not want to. They can be very cold, and Dawson IS VERY cold in the winter. We are looking at a small 16x16 cabin for the winter, if we dont get it we have a smaller one we can move up. Being the wedding is so close and it is hunting and fishing season, all our time and money is into getting us married and set for meat for the winter.
We can survive anything, with enough fire wood ;)
I will write more soon, but have to head out now.