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Monday, December 26, 2011

My First Ride

Christmas Eve, Russ hooked up dogs to his new sled.

He wanted to make sure it worked well, before we added more dogs...and me.


So today, the day after Christmas, I took the helm and away we went.

I was a tad nervous, but it went well.

Both me, and the dogs...had smiles.

Until tomorrow, dear friends.  God willing.


7 comments:

Painter Pack said...

What a wonderful and exciting post!

Sue said...

I can't believe you have so much snow?!? We don't even have an inch on the ground here between Kalkaska/Manton. I'm jealous!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Hard to believe the New Year is almost upon us.

Dicky Bird said...

Sounds like fun. Blessings from Ringle.

Renee said...

How fun! We are now getting our snow this morning! Merry Christmas and blessings!

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Thanks everyone. PP ~ yes, riding on a double sled with brand new slick runners can be...er...exciting to say the least. The trees come up fast! Sue ~ Having headed in your direction to get dog meat this fall, I used to surprise those in Manton with my snow filled truck bed, when they had none. Just those few miles makes such a difference. We are truly in the "snow belt". DB ~ Yes, fun that makes your muscles work hard. :) Renee ~ I've been watching the radar, as we start tours this week. Snow is needed...:) Glad it is hitting you now. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.

OurCrazyFarm said...

No snow here, either, Sherry. There are a couple of excited kids that want to try out their dog sled:)) Great pictures!!

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Thanks Terri ~ I never tire of taking pictures of our sled dogs. As for the white stuff, we do have snow, but it isn't the fluffy soft kind. We narrowly missed rain today on the radar, (Thank You God), as our tours begin this week. But, like Russ says..."It bees what it bees...". We truly Count it All Joy!