It was a very mixed week here with frigid nights, warm days, rain on Friday & snow starting early Saturday morning . The snow continued throughout the day into the evening resulting in a total accumulation of 3" of the white stuff.
We were able to get in 4 training days this week with Saturday being the best on the snow. During the week, we had to moderate the speed due poor trail conditions. However, on Saturday, we were able to let the teams open up for a great spirited run. It was great to see the dogs able start running to their potential & to be able to work on their speed program.
The puppies are growing rapidly & are very energetic. It is interesting to see them developing their individual personalities. They love getting the attention from Michele, Ben & myself.
With the cold temperatures earlier in the week, the lake was freezing great with 3" of clear ice close to the shore. However, with the warm weather on Thursday & Friday, the lake started to get slushy. Now with the new snow, you can see numerous wet spots. The forecast for the coming week is colder temperatures & only a few flurries. This should help the lake to develop thicker ice.
Until next week.......