Friday, December 24, 2010

2,500 Pounds of Beef, Tripe, Liver and Beef Fat

(Cutting up salmon for snacks.)

It was nice to have my dad here so that he could go with me to Palmer to pick up the last of my 1,500 pounds of meat for the dogs. All the meat comes in 50lb blocks that we cut up. For feeding meals I cut the 50lb blocks into five - 10lb blocks and then I pull them out the night before feeding so they can thaw. For snacks I take a 10lb block and cut them about an inch thick and two inches wide. You want to make sure that the dogs snacks are easy for them to ingest. If they have to work hard to chew something up when they are tired they will most likely not bother.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Zoom Zoom!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Down the trail we go . . .

Since I was unable to race today I took a team of 10 dogs out for a 40 mile run. I ran my new sled that I am borrowing from my friend Kelly who lives in Minnesota - thanks Kelly! This by far was the wildest run I have had this year. I did quite a few face plants in the snow while going around corners in the trail. At one point I lost my team after we went down a winding steep decline. Thank God I caught up to them 100 yards later due to a snow hook catching in the snow and stopping the team.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mushing on by . . .

My dad came to take photos and watch the dogs and me "Mush on by . . ."

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Intertie

Running down the intertie on chilly afternoon!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

"Rainy" Athlete of the Week Dec. 12th-18th

Rainy is a young dog (2years old) and she is showing potential of being a leader by taking commands from back in the team. She is a sister to McGrath. Rainy is small in stature, but she makes up for it when pulling with the team. She loves to be cuddled and shown attention. I enjoy her laid-back attitude and sweet temperament. What Musher from Ketchikan wouldn't have a dog in their team named Rainy? LOL!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A day of running dogs . . .

I loved how the sky looked tonight!