Wasilla, Palmer and even Anchorage are very windy places,
this little corner of Alaska (as in Jamie and Harry’s place)
is rarely windy – but tonight as we fed dogs the trees were
swinging wildly. As I stood in the dog yard waiting for the
dogs to finish eating I could hear a few trees behind Watt’s
house moaning and groaning in the wind. Unfortunately, the
noises from the trees match my mood – ‘cause not only is it
windy, it is very warm. We are quickly losing our snow
thanks to the temperatures and some rain that has been
falling on and off for the last 24 hours.
know that we will even be able to run dogs tomorrow. Because
the temperatures, even at night, are not dropping below 40 F
the trails are either icy or soft enough that running sleds
on them will just damage them – and of course, the warmth is
tough on the dogs anyway.
about Alaska is that the weather can and often does turn
around very quickly. Remember just a week ago the state was
breaking records for cold temperatures.
I know the
dogs and I will be doing snow dances for the next few
days!!! Any body care to join me????