Spring means quite a few things for us here in the Pacific Northwest. The first thing that comes to mind for us is RAIN. Which is quickly followed by the thoughts of spring thaw, winter clean up, start of new projects, end of running dogs, and the start of the new show season.
With rain comes mud, and mud makes for some pretty happy amused diggers in the play yard! Mom is not as amused...I see bath time in the very near future for quite a few muddy puppies! Time for our next project!
First project of the season completed is our new bath station! Settled on the edge of our rose garden makes for a nice place to wash the dogs. Built out of a 150 gallon rubber trough on a raised pressure treated wooden platform. Retrofitted with a drain system to direct the runoff and eye bolts to connect leads to. We're looking forward to utilizing our new wash station through the coming season!
Our next project is mitigating some of the dirt in the high traffic area at the main gate of the kennel/play yard. Using the paver stones from our original kennel set up we created a large patio walk way at the main gate that will tie into the pea gravel walk that extends in front of the kennels themselves. The dogs seem to enjoy laying on the pad, and of course wanted to assist in the ground breaking at the start of the project!
Once the winds of March have passed the shade tarps go back up for the spring/summer, additional gravel added to the kennel runs, repairs from the winter, and the dog box comes off the truck...until next season!
We welcome the newest member of the family, Keegan. We look forward to starting Keegan's show career in the next couple of months and look forward to his future in harness with the team!
For now, we will continue to take advantage of the breaks in the rain and enjoy the warming weather and spending much needed quality time in the yard with the dogs. Something about springtime brings a smile to everyone's faces!
Growing up in Montana my love of the Siberian Husky started at a young age. It has been quite a journey so far. There has been much to learn and still a lot more yet to learn! I truly believe that we are never too old, too experienced, or too full of ourselves to learn something new. I also believe that knowledge is useless unless we are willing to share it with others.