Archive for the ‘Gemma’ Categoryby Northernmost on February 8, 2011 in ACTIVITIES & WORK, Gemma, Skijoring & Sledding, Titan with No Comments
Today I took Gem and Titan skijoring during my lunch break. There are many winding trails in the forests surrounding our home, some long and some short. I picked a trail that headed in the direction of the sun – after a long winter I’m definitely in need of some sunshine!
It’s fun to explore new trails, every day we see something new.
February is beautiful and blue.
It’s our first winter in our new home in Sweden. The fall was a busy time, we spent nearly every evening and weekend building pens, dog houses and creating a big playarea for the dogs. Now, when all the work is finally done, we have time to enjoy the best of winter – February, March and April!
The village where we live is situated only a couple of miles from the coast which means we enjoy a fairly mild climate and get plenty of snow. With a dump of fresh snow nearly every day this winter the trails are smooth, soft and not too fast – ideal conditions for skijoring with a team of eager Malamutes!
Titan in the playarea with the new pens and dog houses in the background. We built the dog houses in the same style as our dog houses in Lapland – the dogs like them and the design is functional so we decided to stick to something we know.
Looks like we will be having plenty of snow this winter. 🙂
You can see our two locations on the map; Nedre Bäck in the north of Sweden, and the village of Hetta in Finnish Lapland in the north of Finland.