February 2017 in a nutshell:
Obligatory Mt. Drum photo:
|leftovers were a bit thicker than soup...|
|the view from Willow Lake |
February was the month of the moose! Jeff kept seeing moose - a mama and her twins were eating right out in front of the phone company - and finally he called me to say that there was a mama and her baby eating in the open field near the house! I grabbed the camera and made my way there, less than 1 mile away!
|And here she is, knelt down where she's cleared out the snow, having lunch.|
He had noticed a couple of dark lumps in our backyard! It was a mama moose and her baby! Whoa my gosh, I was so excited! The kind of excited where Homer jumps from one foot to the other saying "oh my god oh my god oh my god!"
|Look at the moose in my backyard!!!|
|This is when they started to move their ears around - they had heard something....|
|Mama in front, baby in back...|
When they were done with our "salad bar", they walked along the side of the house to the road out front. I raced to the bathroom window and then out the front door to watch them. Man, it was so exciting!!!
|Baby moose looking back at me to make sure I wasn't up to something fishy....|
We had some warm weather on Valentine's Day too.....
|pay no attention to the outside humidity...|
|Dennis's lead dogs - I met the one on the left the day prior when we dropped off a bunch of caribou meat (yuck, I won't eat it and I won't cook it. I prefer moose). She's very low-key, kinda timid, and smelled like dog.|
|Dennis having a final word with his lead dogs.|
|This team had fancy harnesses.|
It was cool to get to see finishes. I hadn't seen a sled dog race finish before, just the starts.
|Here comes Dennis and his team! Whoa, they're not going very fast...|
In fact, he had to encourage the team to cross the finish line! They stopped before his sled crossed the line!
Those puppies were tired...