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  • Luna – The End Of A Sled Dog Era

    It´s February now; the sun is back and casting long beams over our homestead in Swedish Lapland. Our huskies are howling, as Johanna and her small team of sled dogs have set off on a short tour across the snow-covered lake. Only one voice in the choir is missing. Luna´s voice. A few days ago, Johanna and Luna went together on the last trip. The destination was the local vet in Töre who put down Luna for her final sleep – calmly and respectfully. During the last few weeks, when it slowly became clear that Lunas time was coming to an end, one sentence kept coming up repeated times: “With…

  • diego-8seasonshuskies

    Hola Diego, brave, cute little puppy

    We have a new family member! Of course, it’s a dog! A real sled dog. Who would have thought that?! ? He is a male, his name is Diego and is now 15 weeks old.We hadn’t planned to bring a new puppy into the kennel right now.But when does it go the way you plan it …? Ok, let’s start from the beginning. A few weeks ago, a friend asked me if we can take over a puppy. My first reaction was: “No, not now when everything is so uncertain. We do not even know how next year will look like.” But I could not help asking about his pedigree…

  • blizzard and katharina

    Colourful autumn has arrived in the North

    Like every year, it comes suddenly ?. Here at the Arctic Circle, the leaves change color from the end of August, the nights become cooler and the first frosty nights are not uncommon. Meteorologically, September 1st is the beginning of autumn. Here in the north it feels very appropriate. With autumn, winter approaches, my absolute favorite season! The wintertime in the life of a musher like me is the most intense and beautiful that I can imagine. Give me snow, give me dogs and you can keep the rest. (Knud Rasmussen / polar explorer) But before we go on the sled, we start on four wheels in autumn. At the…

  • thorge with dino-8seasonshuskies

    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…

  • spice and kat-8seasonshuskies©johanna.frielingsdorf

    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…