“Winds” of Change.

We just recently moved the team to a new home at the beautiful Winter Wind farm! With wonderful facilities and acres of rolling land to run the dogs, we are already imagining picturesque dog sled rides in a month or two. They say it takes a village to raise a child… well, I’ll say from experience – it takes 3 generations to move a team of sled dogs! Thankfully, we were blessed with another fantastic fall weekend – enabling us to set up quicker than anticipated. Holes dug & poles concreted in, fences mended & branches trimmed, old manure shoveled out & the barn swept up, fridge delivered & stocked with bags of cubed meat, dog houses set in place… & finally – dogs brought in! The team seemed to instantly like their new surroundings, with the only surprise being – both females in heat! – a situation that throws everyone into chaos! Helloooooo Winter Wind; we have arrived! 😉

Noses out... smelling their new home!

Noses out… smelling their new home!

Happy pups

Happy pups

Recently discovered that a major sled dog meat supplier happens to be located in Rochester. 35 cents/pound for 10lb, cubed & packaged meat! Freezer & fridge full :)

Recently discovered that a major sled dog meat supplier happens to be located in Rochester. 35 cents/pound for 10lb, cubed & packaged meat! Freezer & fridge full 🙂

Our manure shoveling threesome.

Our manure shoveling three amigos.

Awesome fences trail leading to the pasture & acres of land to sled upon!

Awesome fenced trail leading to the pasture & acres of land to sled upon!

Front page: Our lil mushers!

Front page: Our lil mushers!

Because I took this photo of the mirror, the caption in the newspaper reads, “SOME DISTORTION MAY OCCUR if a dog sled dry land musher is attempting to pass you. At least that’s what Cheri Beatty of Moose Lake saw on a beautiful fall day – Ely’s own ‘Basswood Bob’ giving a young musher tips on dry-land dog sled training.” As the pictures reflect, it was a gorgeous day to dry-land train! IMG_2384.JPG

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