Monday, March 12, 2018

Camping Away From A Checkpoint

After a warm, sunny afternoon yesterday, we had our biggest snow of the season last night.  It was beautiful!  Huge, dropping flakes that piled up quickly.


I hung out in the barn and barn lot for, well, I don't even know how long.  It was late.  I'd been knitting in the Wool House with 20, Carbear, Kate and Tilly, trying to catch back up from my wrong turn during the afternoon.

Sometimes mushers will come through a checkpoint and then continue on down the trail to camp for awhile away from the noise and crowds.  20 and Carbear thought that sounded like a great idea and found the perfect spot to set up camp under a favorite pine tree.


I think Carbear was a bit confused about the whole Carbeth/Iknitarod event to begin with, but he's enjoyed hanging out with 20, listening to tales of previous years and is quickly becoming a veteran musher.


"How's it going out here, 20?"

"It's good!  This snow is amazing!  Just a beautiful morning for sure and the company's good, too!"


"This tree is a perfect camping spot, even with the big globs of snow falling off it, onto us.  Wool's good that way."


Mushing on!


13 comments:

sophy0075 said...

How satisfying to see that everyone is so warm, and it's because of your skill with Baaxter's wool!

Benita Story said...

The cuteness overload with 20 and Carbear is killing me!!! I just wanna hug everyone right now. ;)

egeneh said...

The first photo, the still at the start of the video - I was trying to decipher whether that was Hank or June. Then scrolled down, read the text, and said: "It isn't?"

Cheryl West said...

It looks like everyone is enjoying your late snows and then sunny days to follow.
In CT today we may get over 1 foot of snow. Way too much for me but hope it will melt quickly with stronger sunshine the rest of the week.
I, too, have to rip out a few rows on my current shawl project. I got off course somewhere.

knitski said...

I love the snow fall--bliss! Up north in AK they call that snow whaling snow as it is a spring snow when the whales return to the north for the spring hunt.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Seems like shearing brings on snows. Hope you warm up soon:)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Just June at the start. I could see Hank just through the gate and down the hill a short distance but the camera couldn't pick him up.

Whaling snow - interesting!

The cold snap is almost over. Everyone seems to have acclimated just fine though for the most part. I'm surprised at how fast their wool is growing back :-).

Terry and Linda said...

Beautiful snow...as for me...I'll take NO SNOW this time of year!!! :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wish I could still "reply" to each comment. Sorry you got off trail, too, Cheryl. Sigh...

Elaine Lim said...

Love your Little Red Lantern!!

LannieK said...

♡ Just perfect! ♡

Shiralyn Yates said...

That is beautiful snow. Here in California I am thankful for the rain we have been getting. But have to say I somewhat miss my New York days.

Shirley said...

Loved the video- so peaceful!

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