Wednesday, February 1, 2012
So we all anxiously awaited enough snow to ride. And waited. And waited! Wow. The trails finally opened this past monday near me. So my sil and daughter and the three girls came over on Monday about 4:30 so we could get a quickie ride in before dark. Well, it sure was a quickie. :-D We think my youngest grand-daughter who was riding in front of my daughter accidentally hit the kill switch when they hit a bump. That cut the engine right away. My sil was off ahead and didn't realize we weren't behind him for a little bit. I stopped with her. I tried to start it but not knowing the switch had been hit, no luck. (I'm so glad I have electric start on mine!)
My sil came back after realizing we were not behind him any longer. He was having trouble starting it also as by then the engine was most likely flooded. It was getting on towards dusk so we decided I should take the youngest gd back to my house. I put my sled in reverse and hit the gas a little harder than I thought. With a rut behind me...... yep..... upset it! Fortunately the gear I was wearing provided quite a bit of padding, along with my own "cushion"... LOL. So my sil got my sled turned around for me and I proceeded to start back to the house, gd in front of me (she's only 6). We got back to where I needed to make a turn across some deep furrows in the field near my house and not thinking clearly I did not make wide enough swing to make the ride over them at the required 90 degree angle I needed. Yep! Upset again. No one hurt fortunately! Then we started to walk back to my house(I could not upright my sled with the angle it was at, and I tripped over a furrow and hit the ground again! Nothing hurt by my pride!
We did make it back to the house, and my sil got my daughter's sled started with the help of another rider passing by. She came back to the house and then walked back and brought my snowmobile back here. The picture below was just as it was getting dark.
My daughter is to the left, my snowmobile, my sil, his snowmobile and hers on the right. He went for a ride alone for about 20 minutes after that. We stayed in. And as I have said before, I will never ride alone!
All in all I counted it as a good learning experience. Unfortunately the following day the temps warmed up once again and all the snow melted! Sniff sniff. Not sure if we shall get another ride in this winter or not, the way it has been going. Some have given up hoping. I just decided to take a wait and see attitude as that's about all I can do anyway! Except for looking forward to being able to get my motorcycle out in the spring! (Or sooner?)
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
If a dog could show pleasure while eating, I think she sure does. Once she started licking it she didn't stop until she was finished!!
Now that 's a real "cool" treat!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
However I did have help cleaning up. Or so I thought...!
She grabbed some branches...
One at a time...
For some reason she seemed to stop... probably overwhelmed with all the cleanup needed...
I tried to explain to her she needed to put them in the wheel barrow. But she seemed to tire easily... and I mean "dog-tired".
Needless to say, I had to do the rest of it alone! Some helper!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I finally figured out how to upload videos to my blog. So here is one of MaggieMae that was an experiment which I sent to a friend a couple weeks ago... when we had a lot more snow than now. (It has been melting off for the past several days.) I just hope the next time I want to do a video I can remember what I did the last time!
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of MaggieMae's hunting personality! Happy Dogs On Thursday!