Thursday, July 31, 2008

Swimming, Sun tanning and Relaxing...

...This is what summer and vaccation is about!

The Nordic summer is unique each year and month, and this July it is all you want it to be - sunshine, blue skyes, the refreshing swimming in the lake, catching the warm sun rays and some obligatory summer tan at the beach. The round, smooth stones, on which you lay the towl and your body to rest, fill you up with energy.

The nature is so beautiful and the waters completely still, and everything blooms. Just enough for your fantasy to start rolling to take photos or paint on stones and old, washed out wood, that the waves brought to the shore.

The company of the loyal huskies that are always willing to give you some extra energy and make you smile.

That all is part of what you experience at Nordic Husky Farm this time of the year!

Katerina and Team

Monday, July 28, 2008

Day on Husky Farm - July 28

We had a real nice visit today from Jasper, Barbro, Marcus, Linnea and Simon from Götteborg.

Linnea fell in love with our "Miss Beauty" - Mouse, who in return layed on her back and bagged for belly rubs :) She even sat on command for a handful of treats. She is truelly a spoiled dog! :)

We are looking forward to their visit next summer and wish them a safe journey back home.

Katerina and Team

Öhn´s Old School Auction - July 26, 2008

We spent nearly the whole Saturday on the beautiful island called simply Öhn (island), where we had a presentation of Nordic Husky Farm.
We were also helping out to raise money for Öhn´s old school, by selling lottery tickets and sponsoring the prizes.
The winners got various of our guided tours, husky rides and a tour around our kennel and farm with a lunch on open fire, as prizes.

We were especially happy that most winning tickets drawn, where of children/families, so they were very excited. Particulary one boy kept comming back to our presentation tent, petting the dogs, looking through the album we brought and glancing at a big plush husky. At the end of the day, the husky was his (what nice parents he had!), and he even won one of the tours in the lottery!

Mouse and Galena were this time the dogs of choice to come represent and make some good PR :)

As it was the hottest day of this summer so far (we are now in a heat wave), we were unable to bring the cart and more dogs, to make a demo run or give rides to kids, so we chose the two girls to come, wear a harness, do some modelling of how doggy booties are put on and how they function, etc. They had lots of attention, treats, belly and ear rubs and enjoyed the shade of the tent as well as the tiny island breeze.

No one was mad or dissapointed that we didn´t bring a team of dogs and gave no rides, everyone understood.

The auction was a real nice event - a typcial country auction, with furniture displayed outside the school building. Around 150 people came to bid and have a nice day. The auctioner was pretty cool elderly guy with a sense of great humor.
We encurage everyone who has the chance to come next year!

Besides old and new furniture, one could find antiques, kitchen utensils, porcelain, old horse wagon, a dog ski pulka, skis, garden grills, books, lamps, decorations, etc. The prices of the items were incredibly cheap (majority was donated), so even I gave it a try and bided on a cat tree (the kind with three floors, two "houses", several banches and mainly the long tall yucca trunk for scratching kitty claws. I got it for 50:-SEK! Sure hope our spoiled cats Ronja and Pippi will apreshiate it and stop abusing our furniture! :)

There were hot dogs, soda, home made coffee and carrot cakes and cinamon buns, people were cheerful and no one really minded the heat. At the end of the day, there were lots of brown and red faces, arms and legs, including ours :)

Besides having fun and meeting lots of new people, I believe we made a good PR and promotion of our company and kennel. It was actually interesting to hear quite a lot of folks asking us if we are the people from Vedjeön that have the sled dogs :)

Big thank you for inviting us to be a part of this fun event to our friend Mirja and the auction´s organisation team!
And thank you to our friend and kennel helper Marie for comming and helping us!

Some photos:

Short movie comming - stay tuned!

Katerina and Team

Music video of the huskies at play on Nordic Husky Farm - July 16, 2008

Have a look at this short music video, featuring our friendly huskies, during one of their typical summer games - climbing over dirt mountains, chasing each other, cuddling with us, playing with ball, enjoying their small swimming pool.

It's fun to hang around with man's best friends and see them in their natural environment.

See the video here.

Visiting the Vedjeön Island - July 8, 2008

As part of this Day on Husky Farm, we went for a walk to Vedjeön's beautiful island. We took Galena with us to enjoy the water.

The beach was peaceful and perfect for sunbathing, and the water in the lagoon was a lot warmer than the rest of the lake, so we actually went in as deep as our clothes allowed.

Pitty we didn't take swimming suits with us! Galena had a great swim and enjoyed the wooden deck at the south side of the island, where the water was clear and still as a mirror.

Overall a great summertime day! We are already looking forward to our next visitors.

See more photos in the album.

Katerina and Team

Playing with the Huskies- July 8, 2008

Sofie and Emilie decided to come second time again to play with the dogs some more and take pictures with them.
Everyone had lots of fun, Sofie played football with Granite, Nugget and Sparky and we had some icecream as a reward afterwords.
It was a lovely afternoon and the huskies just loved all the attention!

Photo above: Sofie getting a hug from Nugget - or are they rehersing for the show "Let´s Dance!"? :)

Sofie, Nitro and Emilie

Granite with his beloved ball

Playing "fetch" and football

View a bunch of realy nice pictures from this visit here:

Katerina and Team

Seven happy people, laughing kids, time spent fishing, petting dogs, brushing their coats, building tipi, chopping firewood, grilling sausages and cooking cofee on an open fire.

Although the summer seems a bit cold this year so far, it did not stop anyone of our visitors from having fun.
Gabriel has enjoyed feeding the dogs with Jachym, while the girls snuggled with our cats Pippi and Ronja and went to have some hugs from Babeli, Nugget and Cooper.
We all had a great time and look forward to the next visit!

Katerina and Team

Welcome to Nordic Husky Farm´s News Blog!

Welcome to our news blog!

We made this blog to be able to keep you updated on what´s new at Nordic Husky Farm.

Here, we are going to share all the news, happenings and photos from our outdoor adventures, with you.

Katerina and Team