Saturday, February 2, 2008
Snow, snow and more snow!
Life has sure been hectic and full these past few months. With two litters and a total of 12 puppies, it keeps you busy and on your toes. Zoi had 9.... yes NINE puppies! Keela had 3. At 1 month of age Keela's were twice the size of Zoi's, and hers were 1 week older. I guess not having to fight for milk does have its advantages.
It has been snowing here for a couple of months now, and mostly non-stop. They say it is the worst winter in 40 years and I do believe that. My greenhouse roof caved in after the first month of snow. I paid to get a tow truck to get me out of my driveway this past week. I have given up on trying to shovel the driveway and the deck. I doubt I will see ground until June!
I tuned in to the news this morning to see if the groundhog saw it's shadow. You know I am praying for an early spring. I didn't know there were TWO groundhogs. One saw it's shadow, the other didn't, but according to the General, we will have an early spring. The other groundhog was hibernating so they woke him up to get him to come out of his log. They said they are going to retire him, which is good. Poor old guy should have just been left alone. But there is hope. They say put your money on the general as he has been 98% right-on in the past. I sure hope this big guy is right this year. I am so looking forward to spring, warmth, sun!
The Priest Lake dog sled races are this weekend, but the weather is so foul I didn't head out there today. If the snow lets up I will head out tomorrow and get some pictures of the dogs and the sleds.
Thank goodness for puppies, the crafting and jewelry making. If I didn't have them to keep me busy during these months that I have been snowed in I would surely have gone bonkers by now. I opened a new Etsy store featuring my Twisted Whiskers line. It has handmade crafts for us animal lovers. If you'd like to check it out click on the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5506431
That is all the news for now and that pretty much brings you up to date. As you've guessed not much goes on in Idaho during the winter months. Everyone pretty much bunkers down.
I hope everyone is staying high, dry and warm. As always, happy mushing.
See you soon.