Saturday, December 24, 2011

Heading North of the Medicine Line

Yep, Brenda and I have hopped on a jet plane and headed for the snow country. So far it appears that we must have been pretty good this year as Santa has the thermostat turned up and the weather is great. A little cooler than down at Dogpound South, but what the heck, it keeps the mosquito’s under control.


The view off of our front porch here at Dogpound North

Our plane was late out of Phoenix and that put us into Calgary smack dab in the middle of the night. By the time Mom picked us up at the airport and brought us back to her place it was getting close to 2:00AM. We jumped in our truck and headed for Dogpound North. Just out of the city we hit what looked like a good old fashioned Alberta blizzard that had us down to 20 miles an hour in places along the road, but eventually we made it home. After getting the fire lit in the hot water heater and the fridge plugged back in it was time to hop in bed for a quick nights sleep. 7:00AM came early enough but I had a lot of things on my agenda in the city and Brenda had a lot of baking to do. And of course all that baking meant I had to do a lot of testing once I got back from the city.

Thursday was Brenda’s day in town and I had the farrier by the farm to catch up on the feet of the horses we have left behind up here. Although Matt’s remuda is all gone to stables for the winter, we have a couple of retired horses that are just hanging out here at the farm.


We are fortunate to have an abundance of pasture so these three will be able to paw through the snow to get all they need. And by the looks of their bellies they are doing just fine.

Friday was Christmas here, or rather our first Christmas. The girls are off to Christmas with their in-laws so they put together an early celebration for us. We enjoyed the day at Bec’s house with Rebecca, Ved, Lacey and of course two grandbabies, Ella and Kashton.

I think the picture in the centre with Brenda and Kash is where she was saying something disparaging about me and Kash was showing his disbelief.

And of course Ella was a busy little person what with all those gifts and


of course keeping up with her social networking.


Brenda always loves to get together with Rebecca and Lacey and the three of them are pretty easy on the eyes.


And below the girls model some of their prizes.


After a great day of visiting and feasting Lacey, Ella, Brenda and I headed back to the farm. Although we were pretty tired Ella still had some things to get caught up on before she could hit the rack though.


So to all our friends and family wherever you may be


Merry Christmas.


  1. awwwww love the blog...great pics - grandkids are gorgeous..and I love the picture of Brenda Becky and Lacey...Merry christmas to you all!!!

  2. Great post! Looks like Dogpound North is the place to be this Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to you both and to all your family!

  3. Merry Christmas to you both! Just make sure you don't get frozen in up there at the "North Pole".

    Here's hoping there'll be enough of a thaw for you to escape back South after the holidays. ;c)

  4. Good to have you back on terra firma Canada to celebrate Christmas with your family. It looks like the weather will stay nice before your return to Maricopa County.

    Merry Christmas.

  5. The farm looks quite picturesque in the winter, kinda like a post card.

    But of course we both know that is between storms... Have fun with the family!

    Rod & Loyce