For those who haven’t had a dog team, this post is for you–there’s more to it than just hitching up and going for a ride. It got colder and colder for Hans C’s stay. He wanted to go for another dog sled ride, so we piled on the warm clothes and went out.
Hans and Hans C took off north toward the mountains and weren’t more than a mile out when the lead dog’s ears went up. They came over a little rise and were right in the midst of 700 or more caribou. (You’ll just have to believe it–they didn’t take a camera; too cold.)
As per directions, we fed the team twice a day: flavored water with a dash of dog food and a chunk of frozen salmon in the morning, dog food with warm water and a cube of chicken fat in the evening. Even when it was cold, it was good to get out and see the dogs every day.
We had a great break. It seems quiet here now without Hans C and the dogs. But tomorrow we’ll be back at school and that should break the stillness. Happy New Year!