“What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December’s bareness everywhere!” Billy Shakespeare

Well, not so bare anymore! A 3-day snow event has brought us deep, heavy snow…drooping, snow covered limb,s which we can see and hear as they snap off under the burden of the heavy snow. However, it is beautiful, and we enter the Christmas Season with a true sense of anticipation, for what the winter will bring!

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A hike up Elmore Mountain…heavy and crusty snow…quite a slog!

December has been marked by some fluctuating temperatures, including the first morning we had low single digits on the thermometer. Edgar has a great new parka from Nooksack Racing Supply…handmade in Maine, and of exceptional quality!

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Hiking to our canoeing spots and local trails…and on a very cool Sunday hike, a chance for Edgar to tryout his bright red parka!

We hike to Picnic Rock ( aka Elephant Rock) on a snowy, grey day…beautiful and peaceful, though footing on the rocks was a bit precarious. Thanks again,for our Kahtoola Microspikes!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur dogs achieve a small moment of “celebrity”, as they are selected to be featured on the Boston Bruins Pucks N’ Pups Calendar…this calendar is a fundraising item for the Bruins’ charitable foundation, and our dogs are honored to be included in the same publication as Bruins favorites Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, and Tuukka Rask!

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The dogs are, of course, a bit oblivious of their fame….they much prefer to be out and about, hiking, skiing, or just playing in the snow…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo now that we have a good solid base of snow, we should be able to get out for some skijoring and kicksledding….the dogs get a bit of pulling practice this upcoming weekend, as they use their pulling harnesses to help us drag out our Christmas tree, once we have found it and cut it down! That annual activity usually leads to some very interesting video….

Happy snow, all….keep busy, active, and safe!

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