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There's more to sled dog handling than you might think...

Two happy hikers!

Two happy hikers!

Right so before anyone gets too excited about this (which I'm sure you all are), let me just remind you that I have not done any real writing since History A- Level and therefore if you're after a grammatical masterpiece or riveting novel...be sure to lower your expectations before reading on.

Well to all of you who are okay with not getting a classic Louise over-achieving essay - welcome!! My fans (hi mum and dad) have been wanting me to set up a blog to record some of my adventures while I'm out here and because they're my parents I don't want to say they're right but I also don't want to forget any of the fun stuff I get up to so here we are!

I've been out here for just over two weeks now and it's been a blast so far. I spend my days with an awesome couple and 29 crazy sled dogs in a beautiful property out past Wasilla and it's been a completely different way of life since arriving.

Because this is just a short introduction post, I'll give only a few examples of things I've been up to: making trails, running dogs, butchering a whole moose, folding dog booties, feeding dogs, scooping poop, butchering a whole moose, brushing dogs, clipping toenails, butchering a whole moose. I'm not sure if you realise but there's one event that has really stood out so far...nope not the poop scooping (although that is pretty exciting) but the whole eat moose for breakfast, lunch and dinner has been pretty cool too. There's something about eating a moose roast for dinner that you prepped and wrapped only a week before that really adds to the thrill of meal times.

So that's about all for now. My plan is to do a couple posts a week as it gets colder and more exciting over here, with plenty of cute dog photos and snowy photos of mountains for those of you more interested in looking at pretty things than reading a whole bunch of words. Just a girl trying to cater for everyone!

I'll also be doing plenty of posts on the sport of mushing and how I go from a complete beginner to a *hopeful* novice racer throughout the season. For those of you so spiritually inclined - please pray that I don't get too lost in the Alaskan wilderness so that I can one day come home and tell these stories in person.

Thanks for sticking around guys - I hope it's worth it!

Louise xo

Posted by brokeonaplane 23:18 Archived in USA Tagged winter alaska dogs travelling outdoors sled_dogs

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Fabulous start to your blog! Love it and love you. So proud of you trying something so VERY different. Not sure when you get to the point where you fancy a bit of chicken for a change!

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