Snowmageddon at Dew Claw

Snowmageddon – previously known as ‘Winter in Alaska’

Looking out at our world this morning, a beautiful snowy sight to behold.

Looking out at our world this morning, a beautiful snowy sight to behold.

So since I am on a roll, lets try another blog post.  A simple photo blog this time, with a series of photos taken today as we dug out from the first real good snow storm of the season. And despite a day of hard work we were more then happy to have it.  Basically I thought it would be fun to carry the camera around and snap whatever images appealed to me as the day unfolded in all it’s glory.  Sure was fun, hope y’all like the photos.

Dan had the bobcat plugged in over night in preparation for snow removal today

Dan had the bobcat plugged in over night in preparation for snow removal today.

The plow was also mounted on the quad for the impending snow removal.

The plow was also mounted on the quad for the impending snow removal.

Victoria got in on the fun, and was plowing with the quad all morning.

Victoria got in on the fun, and was plowing with the quad all morning.

The quad and bobcat worked together to make major progress on the driveway.

The quad and bobcat worked together to make major progress on the driveway.

The dogs watched the whole production. We were all impressed with how well the got the driveway cleared.

The dogs watched the whole production. We were all impressed with how well the got the driveway cleared.

They did a great job!

They did a great job!

OK while this was going on in addition to taking photos I shoveled out in front of the garage, the wood shed, the retired dogs pen, and the path to the outhouse. Sorry no shovel selfies.

For our feathered friends I made a bird feeder with some things I found lying around the garage.

For our feathered friends I made a bird feeder with some things I found lying around the garage.

The basket holds beef fat scraps from the half ton we have for the dogs this winter.

The basket holds beef fat scraps from the half ton we have for the dogs this winter.

The birds seemed to really enjoy it, we saw chickadees, woodpeckers, and gray-jays.

The birds seemed to really enjoy it, we saw chickadees, woodpeckers, and gray-jays.

No hard working snow day would be complete without coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

No hard working snow day would be complete without coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

OK and now we move to the dog yard.

A nice shot of our newest addition Little Ricky, a hard driving dog from the Taylors.

A nice shot of our newest addition Little Ricky, a hard driving dog from the Taylors’ Kennel.

Dan on his last pass of the driveway, while Victoria and I work in the yard.

Dan on his last pass of the driveway, while Victoria and I work in the yard.

Sparrow loves a good snow day.

Sparrow loves a good snow day.

Spitzer and Sweet Pea

Spitzer and Sweet Pea

Viking and Little Ricky

Viking and Little Ricky

Dawn making faces for the camera

Dawn making faces for the camera.

Victoria in a triumphant snow day pose.

Victoria in a triumphant snow day pose.

OK at this point in time Dan took the puppies for a short run with the snowmachine.  Yes those little Love Birds; Falcon, Emu & Robin are starting to run in harness.  Sorry no photos I was busy getting my sled ready and geared up for our first sled run out of the yard.

Starting out on trail Dan had already been on with the snowmachine.

Starting out on trail Dan had already been on with the snowmachine.

That ended quickly and we were on our own and breaking trail.

That ended quickly and we were on our own and breaking trail.

Now honestly I could only take a few photos, and only during the good sections of trail. I am using the word ‘good’ fairly loosely here, basically if I could let go with one hand to take a photo that was good.  Most of the trail was not ‘good’. It was drifted in and winds blowing so strong moments after I went though you could not even tell a team had been there. Not what you would call fun in the traditional sense, but oh so important for the team and I to have experiences like this.

Here is a little video I took during one of those ‘good’ sections of trail. This is actually the nicest part we saw all day, except for that first 1.5 miles Dan had been on with the machine.

The day was finished with a nice big dinner, me posting this blog, and an early night to bed for all.  Cause if the weather person is right, we get to do all this again tomorrow.

Hope you enjoyed this little peek into a snow day at Dew Claw.

 

 


About Jodi

Jodi Bailey and Dan Kaduce live a life with dogs. They own Dew Claw Kennel a competitive long distance kennel where dogs come first. Jodi and Dan have each finished both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod 1000 mile sled dog races, in addition to many other races in Alaska. http://www.dewclawkennel.com/
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