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Lame Dogs and Englishmen

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Both Neil and Homer, plus 2 of our 3 snow machines are injured. Neil’s wrist is slowly improving after our adventure last month but he is avoiding doing anything that might jar it.

That includes chainsawing, limbing trees, splitting wood, driving a snowmachine, getting water, hauling logs, skiing and leaves not a lot. 

The dog is under “house arrest” in the hope his hip will heal. He is miserable as sin.
All we could do for a while was go snowshoeing, but without our bounding husky it felt a bit pointless. The scenery’s pretty and all that but, whatever...

Then I broke my snowshoe. That wasn’t a good day.

We are running out of winter to get the logs we need to finish our new cabin. We can’t get them in the summer as we have no vehicle to pull them out of the bush. So with Neil’s wrist still not better, we’ve had to crack on but with me doing most of the work.

We had to find 5 x 22’ logs to be our cap logs, purlins and ridge poles to support the roof, plus 10 more 19 footers to finis…