Archive for January, 2009

Swimming Lessons

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

In late August Mavrik got swimming lessons in the canal.

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Property Additions

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

It wasn’t all fun and games over the summer. We worked hard on additions at the property as well as some outside work for neighbors. With the Terry Trailer we also purchased the carport it was under. It will keep the Bigfoot shaded in the summer and the Terry Trailer protected from the elements in the winter.

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Summer Flowers

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Beautiful summer flowers at Mark & Sue’s house.

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Little Lava Lake

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

In early August, 2008 we took Mavrik to Little Lava Lake to introduce him to placid (but still cold) water. He was very interested in the canal on the property, but we wanted him to learn to swim in calmer water! He also had his first ride in the canoe, which he took to right away.

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We took a hike to Lucky Lake, Mavrik's first wilderness hike!

We took a hike to Lucky Lake, Mavrik's first wilderness hike!

Mavrik got a drink in Lucky Lake. He's not shy around water at all, but it was a hot day and the water was nice and cool!

Mavrik got a drink in Lucky Lake. He's not shy around water at all, but it was a hot day and the water was nice and cool!

August Camping

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

We spent a lot of time in August camping in the Terry Trailer at various locales around Central Oregon. We went east of town to Horse Ridge to camp, ride motorcycles and even watch falling stars with friends.

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Remembering Summerfest

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

On July 25th, 2008 we celebrated the sunny summer season with a campout on the property. We invited friends to bring their campers, fifth–wheels, tents, dogs, or just themselves to enjoy a day and night of food and fun. Everybody else was camping, we were living our ‘normal’ life!

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Several campers lined up on the hill past the entrance gate to "Mistysacre Campground".

We cooked barbecued chicken outside, one brave soul (Robert) took a dip in the canal, and several folks played horseshoes.

Some campers just had fun 'horsing' around!

Some campers just had fun 'horsing' around!

Scenes of Bend July 8,’08

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

We had a sunny, warm July in Bend. The deer passed through the property regularly, through the gap we left in the privacy fence, and we watched Mr. Buck meander by.

This may be the buck we saw a few weeks later, bleeding profusely about the head, probably from damaging the velvet covering his antlers before they were fully formed.

This may be the buck we saw a few weeks later, bleeding profusely about the head, probably from damaging the velvet covering his antlers before they were fully formed.

Mavrik was getting to know the neighbor dogs and had regular play time with Seiko, the Australian shepherd puppy at the other end of the block.

It's amazing, the two playmates were the same size back then!

It's amazing, the two playmates were the same size back then!

A Little Help from a Friend Jan. 6,’09

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

After several days of hiking, including a 10 miler, Mavrik was pretty worn out. He made this 7 mile hike with a little help from his friend!

The rough desert surface has been hard on the puppy's feet.

The rough desert surface has been hard on the puppy's feet.

Meet Mavrik June 22, ’08

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Way back in June on our trip back to Oregon from visiting family in the midwest, we stopped in Iowa and picked up our new companion. We immediately named him Mavrik, a name Robert picked out a year ago in case we ever got another pet. Mavrik is a smooth coat fox terrier, similar looking to a Jack Russell terrier, but not as hyper. He was five months old and took to travel immediately, good because his first several days with us we were on the road. He has since made friends with all the dogs on the block back in Bend, and still likes to travel as we begin our winter sojourn in the warmer parts of the country.

A curious puppy contemplating the steep camper steps!

A curious puppy contemplating the steep camper steps!

Jan. 1, 2009 Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 1st, 2009
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The first big snowfall on December 18, 2008

Where did the time go? It’s been over 6 months since the last post, guess we got busy with life! The weather in Bend is frightful, so we headed south in between storms to find sunnier climes. We made it down to the Cargo Muchacho mountains in southeast California. While we relax here I’ll reminisce about the past summer in forthcoming posts.

Meanwhile back in Bend life goes on!

Meanwhile back in Bend, life goes on!