It was a week here of clean up in the kennel, garage and the chalet.
Yes, Winter activities leaves its mark on the kennel with surplus straw being buried under the snow only to reveal itself with the Spring thaw. The dogs enjoy this clean up, as they solicit and get extra attention when cleaning their area. All the left over straw was removed from the dog houses for the Summer.
The new dog houses with the removable roofs and the insulated floors made a big difference this Winter in the dogs comfort also facilitating for a much easier clean up. All Winter long the straw stayed dry adding warmth for the dogs through this long, cold Winter. The new insulated houses also made it easier to maintain the dogs weight through out the running season.
The garage was reorganized to move the snow machines, placing them out of the way, and moving the ATV's into their off season spots for easier access.
Sleds were stored for the Summer, harnesses cleaned and ganglines placed in storage awaiting the commencement of Fall training.
We also had time to relax and enjoy some Sun and warmer temperatures on the deck overlooking the lake.
The snow is slowly disappearing and the lake is still frozen. I beleave the ice on the lake is still about 2' thick. Depending on the temperatures, it could take until mid-May before the ice is gone this year.
Life in the kennel returns to its relaxed off season pace.
Until next week.......