Published: October 29th 2010October 29th 2010
First frost, Running and Peanut Cookies!
This morning I woke up to the MOST amazing sunrise I have ever seen. I have put a piccy up for you peoples to see it however my damn camera isn't good enough to truely capture the absolute awesomness that I witnessed :) AND the ground was covered in FROST!! Real life frost :D also the puddles and dogs water buckets had a layer of ice covering them! By layer I mean over an INCH thick!!
So we loaded the dogs up in the van, however this time one of the female is in standing heat (meaning she is a baby making machine!) so the poor males were going loopy in there crates trying to get to her! Poor mutts :) we then drove to the other side of Watertown to run them again!! Linda has bell collars for christmas and we decided to use them today! So while we ran we sounded like Santa's sleigh :) I shall admit for the first minute it was cute....5 minutes later deathly annoying! But after about 6 minutes I blocked it out so alls good. The run went smoothly until we went right
onto a bit of bumpy ground and almost lost a wheel! The front right wheel turned onto its side and if the dogs hadn't slowed right down it would have snapped right off! Not good. But apart from that hiccup a good run :) We then changed groups and ran the second bunch. Now in dog sledding there are 4 main commands; 'Ready, Let's Go!' which means....go!, Gee, which means right- this means the lead dogs drag the rest of the group right on the track not a sharp right!, Haw, which means left and Onby which means ignore. Now we have seen a number of squirrels while running and the dogs go a little crazy!!Imagine 6/7 huskys, vs 1 squirrel..! So Linda has to shout ONBY and beg that the lead dogs listen to her! When we put baby Wimzi at lead with Phoneix, she DIDN'T listen to the Onby command and if it wasn't for Phoniex dragging her back we would have gone head first into thick forest!!
We then loaded the dogs and bought them back home :) Thats when I discovered the ridiculously thick ice blocking the water buckets! They were insanely thick! I can't
wait until it properly gets cold. It was only -2C today (28F) and I really felt the chill! So godang I am going to suffer when it gets down to -4F which is about -20 C! (Yes this farenheit thing is driving me kooky! I LOVE celcius! So much easier) and I baked PEANUT COOKIES! And they are TASTY :) I have almost run out of staple food and have completly run out of the sweet stuff and was almost prepared to trek back into Watertown just to buy chocolate drops to make choc cookies. But then Linda suggested peanut ones and they actually aren't bad! So yar, that was my day :) Tommorow I am off with Richard to help him with his race and can't wait!
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