• 8SeasonsHuskies©johanna.frielingsdorf
    dogs,  donations,  Uncategorized

    Donation-Stories No.01

    We got a phone call… Most of you know that we asked for help to support our dogs in end of March. If you are new on my blog here is a short summary about the last weeks: Due to the Corona crisis we lost our income from one day to another – all our tours got cancelled – now until September 2020. We usually offer nature-based travels to Northern Scandinavia, canoe and hiking tours around our homestead in Miekojärvi and trekking tours on the Lofoten Islands are just some examples. To be honest, I was shocked for a while. The fear to not be able to feed and take…

  • thorge with dino-8seasonshuskies
    dogs,  kennel life,  springwinter,  Uncategorized

    A day in the kennel

    What are our 8SeasonsHuskies doing all day long in the end of the winter? In the last blog posts, I told you a lot about us and our life up here in the north and how we deal with the crisis. Our dogs are not impressed at all by our worries. And thanks to your help, their everyday life did not have to change significantly yet. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped us so far. You make it possible for our dogs to live the life they are used to … And what it looks like now in spring-winter , get some impressions… Morning routines It is…

  • johanna.miekojärvi
    johanna,  Uncategorized

    Johanna dealing with Corona

    Now we would have time to enjoy our home together, but it is difficult to enjoy. Let me tell you about Johanna … Johanna and I have been a couple for 12 years, have been working together for 11 years and have been married for 10 years. She is the organizational talent of both of us, loves long-term and short-term plans and cares a lot about our company structure, feasibility of projects, the numbers and the accounting. Due to the current crisis, her everyday life has changed much more than mine. Daily life My days are shaped by the work around our house in Miekojärvi: The dogs, guest tours, conceptualizing…

  • dogs,  Uncategorized

    March 2020

    “And what have you done for the past two weeks?” Or “Corona can even find you somewhere in the middle of nowhere!” On Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 a.m. I got into the car with Mona (a friend from Germany) and we drove the almost 700km towards Alta in Northern Norway to the Finnmarkslöpet. During this 1200km long-distance race, we wanted to look over the shoulders of the leading mushers and teams in their routine at the checkpoints. My plan was to collect useful tricks that could help me in 2022 when I want to start with my own team. Until Thursday afternoon we drove from checkpoint to checkpoint, waited…

  • spice and kat-8seasonshuskies©johanna.frielingsdorf
    dogs

    Special situation needs special actions

    First of all – welcome to my blog about the life with sled dogs. I had planned the blog since several month now. But never found the time. Now I have time. Normally I would have been very busy with guest tours from our company 8Seasons MI.EKO BASECAMP.  A small outdoor tourism company run by Johanna and me. Located in Swedish Lapland at the Arctic Circle. We are offering outdoor trips all year around, with focus on sustainable activities like canoeing, snowshoeing and sled dog tours. Since last year we are as well running a cozy guesthouse in Överkalix, 8SeasonsVilla. We are living with 33 sled dogs and 1 cat…