Awww-spring is upon us, time for rest and relaxation after a long winter on the trails? Um, NOPE!
Getting ready for lot’s of happenings here over the next few weeks. First of all, and very exciting for us, Kinky is expecting her 2nd ever litter at the end of this month. For those of you that have followed our race stories, this is the litter that was conceived via ravishment of poor Havok on the Eagle Cap Extreme Race, so for-after it is to be known as the Extreme Litter!!
|Kinky's Baby Bump 3/14/12|
I you want to get in on the fun, we are having a “Pick Of The Litter” lottery on our website:
http://run4theredlantern.com/PickTheLitterLotto.html Guess the whelping day, number of pups and how many of each sex. Closest guess wins one of our great t-shirts!
Secondly; lambing season is upon us. Pretty soon we will have between 20 and 30 baby baa-baas here-which means we will be plenty busy taking care of these tasty, oops, I mean cute, little guys!
It also means a new supply of sheep milk!! Sounds icky, you say? Nonsense..ewes milk tastes a little like half-n-half (it is 8% fat after all) and makes the most wonderful brined feta, gouda and bleu cheeses.
|Home Made White Stilton with Blueberries|
Oh, and Shirley (aka-the best cow in the universe!) is expecting a calf in a couple months too.....so fresh cows milk, butter and cream coming too. Yummmmm-life is good, literally!
On top of all this we are hosting our annual Montana Malapaloosa here the 7th through the 13th of May. So far there are about a dozen malamute teams signed up, and it looks like the mallie count is around 100. Yep, 100 WORKING malamutes....it will be a sight to see (and hear!). Thank goodness our nearest neighbor is 9 miles away:-)
|Some of the teams at last year's Malapaloosa|
If you are interested in joining us for this event, check out the details here:
I bet you guys that thought everything would slow down with spring??