March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb.
April started with warm temperature and rain and the forecast is for more cold weather this coming week with some more snow.
Spring in Quebec!
In the photos above Thibault was able to capture the essence of the week here.
Little Kira for the first time sitting on the roof of her house. This is significant as she has been very shy, except when hooked up in the team and especially at Lead, and is showing her gaining more confidence in her presence in the kennel.
The photos also captures, the run this week with the puppies Lloyd and Libby.
All the puppies on their 5th run in harness were exposed to different trail conditions from nice hard pack, icy sections, water and soft/punchy trails.
This was a good experience for them to learn to manage different trail conditions and not be afraid. With small 4 dog teams, the speed can be managed to ensure the puppies have a good experience with these different conditions.
Lastly, you can see the dogs just relaxing and enjoying the Spring temperatures at the end of a long season of running.
This week, we also celebrated the arrival of Spring with a Quebec Spring Tradition by going to enjoy a meal at La Cabane a Sucre. This feast is served at a Maple Sugar Farm were they are making syrup from this years tapping of the maple trees.
A big meal consisting of fresh made pickles, pickled beets, chilly sauce, pea soup, bacon, ham, sausages, boiled potatoes, eggs (scrambled & poached in maple syrup),baked beans, crispy pork rinds, fritters and sugar tarts.
All enhanced with a large jug of maple syrup to smother the food with.
Until next week.......