Switching to a weekly post format for this year

Switching to a weekly post format for this year

Good Day Challengers.
Wow! Somehow February started without me really noticing and here we are at February 7 and for the first time in over 10 years, I don't have the challenge up and running. To be fair I was hit hard my the flu last week, but I'm here now and ready to be challenging :)
I've reached out to other outdoorsy people to share some of their winter insights, so I'm excited to see what outdoorsy shenanigans we can get up to this year. 

To start us off here's a repost from last year from Dana my daughter in law on how she keeps the dogs busy on freezing days, and the fun thing is...it mostly applies to children too.

Repost from Day 3, 2023


Welcome to day 3

Good morning Challengers. Today is day three and we have a guest post from my oldest daughter Raynbow’s wife Dana Hart.
Raynbow and Dana live north of Orangeville and even though it’s only an hour away from Toronto the weather up there is like they live in a different country. Raynbow and Dana are all about dogs and animals on their small farm so today's post is what to do with your dog ( but works with children too) when it’s super cold out. Thanks Dana.

Hello challengers,

Today is a cold one but I'll still make it outside for a little while with the dogs. They'll get a bit of a run, then we'll burn the rest of their energy doing some training indoors.

I love that I can tire my dogs out in the house on cold days like today. Training them fun little tricks makes their brain work and satisfies their needs when it's too cold to run around for hours.

Today's prompt: share a picture of a dog out having fun!

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I'll leave you with this story of community and hope
I'll leave you with this story of community and hope

I would like to talk about something I witnessed in town over the last several weeks. As I mentioned previously, we had a Polar Vortex. It was too cold to walk to the grocery store, let alone just sit outside all day. Which is what a member of this town had been doing for months.

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My Winter Walks
My Winter Walks

I am just back from a walk along the country road where I live, a road bordered by fields and stands of trees. My intention was to get some exercise, which meant covering some distance at a reasonable pace. My intention is important, as it affects many other choices: type of shoes, clothing, walking poles, water, binoculars, camera etc.

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Good For You Momma
Good For You Momma

 After stopping for the dogs to poop and stopping to change Jett’s diaper (twice) we were off!! We walked through a sunny meadow, climbed up the frozen cascades and returned via a side trail that skirted the riverbank. Bliss. 

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