The past 4 nights we have heard from our bed room window the thumping of a rooster grouse. I have been outside all day waiting to hear him, hoping for some pics on the camera. Waiting and waiting . Well today he thumped his heart out this afternoon. It took me about an hour to close in on him and although I was increadable close (about 30 feet) my camera was not up to the distance. I will try and get the video on but having problems right now. OH GAWD i need a new camera, deffently on the list for this year. In the pics of a mess of bush you can see why it took a while to zone in on him, since he wouls be quite for some time once I got in close. I promise you he is in the pics. It is HOT HOT HOT here, SO stinkin hot, we have hardly any snow and the river and creeks are overflowing with water. On a great up side FISHING, YAY! The spring run of grayling are moving and the rivers is full of ice still, and water is running over the ice, making all the rivers still clear, so guess whats happening this weekend....FISHING!!
Well easter monday was interesting. Hayden had to work so I went ad spent the day with his mom. She is a sweet native woman who tans her own hides and sews everything. She has amazing talent with beads and leather. Whith moving back up to Dawson, I have asked her to teach me how to tan hides. Yesturday we fleshed off 5! yes 5! hides, we had already done 3 a few days before, so I got the hang of it and we did 5 yesturday, when I left the house I had me camera ready (like always) but left it at home (like most of the time). So I will try and really remember to take the camera and start with pictures of this dying tradition. It was alot of work and that 5th hide was proving to be about as many as we could do in the day (4.5 hours to make us feel even better!) There is one more deer hide, a moose hide and 2 caribou left to do. I am sure I will be ready to throw a loaded sled any where next winter.haha. We are not sure what is going to be done with the hides,making drums, a dress? who knows we have to remove the hair now and will be working on that sometime this weekend or next week. The way things are looking now we want to sell our place in faro and have land picked out here, if we get it it means a entire new start on everything, new house, new dog yard,new garden,new shop and we have to build everything form scratch! Also we are getting marrried this summer so busy, busy, busy we will be. I added 2 slide shows on the blog, one with of course our dogs and the other with some crafts I do, if any one is interested in the crafts, please feel free to contact me for more info. here are a couple puppy pics I dug up while organizing my pics.
here are some pics of the puppies on easter, they are all singers and movers, excpet bytz she is a singer but pretty calm. I will get more pics of them on the move soon, as you can see from their dirt coats they have learned to dig! Happy easter to everyone!
Spring I guess is here. Was -20 the other morning but one out of the past 2 weeks is not bad at all. The sun is in full shine and really letting it power out against the snow. The snow is still over our boots and knees, but melting non the less. With spring here and well since Feb. I have been getting the itch to go fishing.Oh how I love to fish. However up here in the klondike, fishing is a camping trip. The river here is home to amazing numbers of fish, but they only run certain times a year, and there are not many lakes close by, none that I know of anyways. In faro there are lakes, lots of lakes to fish out of, oh missing how I will miss Faro and its easy fishing. Last time we lived in Dawson, we went camping with Haydens cuzin. It was to be a great weekend with lots of fish. So we loaded up the small (SMALL) van and took of about 4 hours out we hit our camping spot, and start setting up camp, hmmmm NO TENT! NONE! We are 4 hours out of Dawson and no tent the van is too small to fit 4 of us in , and its raining, HARD. Ok we are tough enhough to crash under a tarp, with small blankets (small, because it was suppose to be warm,sunny and sleeping in a tent) NOT WARM, SUNNY OR A TENT. Also this seemed like the place that every mosquito in the territory went to spend their weekend too! Needless to say Friday and Saturday were trying days, wet, no sleep and mosquitos everywhere, well almost out on the lake there was a calm , but still very wet. As sunday came along the sun came out, the clouds of mosquitos were no longer insain and we were due to head home. On the up side the lake was shallow and amazinly clear, and there was fish EVERY where. We were fishing for Jacks and almost every cast caught a fish or two. They were so hungry there we would catch a small one and a big one would come up and eat it while on our line, and we got to watch it all. AMAZING! So summer and fihing enters our minds, Hayden is not to keen on the camping bit ever since then and I dont really blame him, maybe if I get my dream job we will skip the fishing/camping trips and stick with making money to burn out the dogs butts come winter.... so I sit here wishing for winter, to cool, calm silence that comes with winter, and the seasons of frozen poops, oh how I already miss frozen dog poo...
We have a small kennel in Yukon, Canada. We are putting together a distance siberian husky race team. We currently have an ever increasing number of siberians. We welcome you to follow our journey, through training, racing and most of all just enjoying being with a great bunch of dogs in a great part of Canada's north.
Due to uncontrolable misforturne this winter we will not be racing, but will work hard with our young dogs and pups so we can hit next season and training with a bunch of talented dogs.