Part IV: Digging in the Dirt My main work in the first 5 months was digging in the dirt. Fence, fence and more fence. Digging holes for the fence poles, digging roots out of the ground to built more dog playground, plough the field and much more. All in all we built about 400m of fenceRead more about 5 months in Wolfland[…]
My first entry in our storybook, about our first nearly 5 months here, about life in general, the system, (wolf)dogs and the so-called thing work. Part I: How it all started Lets begin with – how we ended up here. This wasn’t planned, like almost everything in our life nowadays. Life has its own rhythmRead more about Our life is already written – we just have to walk our path[…]
is crazy, wild, wilder, the wildest! Not a day without surprises.. Growing ever so quick, adjusting even quicker, learning so fast! Totally new adventures awaiting, getting to know the new kid, relationship changes, new friends are made.. Beautiful, hard hard life, so worth living together with these beautiful animals, that bring so much work, soRead more about Life with the youngsters[…]
Wolfdog Meadow (former “Medo”) has joined our pack! This is why he deserves his very own blog entry. He is the big, handsome brother of beautiful Usva and used to live in the city. Meadow does come from a good home, yet wanted to move to the countryside to live with more of his kindRead more about Meadow[…]
Our running fence, Adventure land has been officially opened! This fence is huge and the dogs love it! Credit goes to Harald, who built all the fences by himself.. (What a dream of a man!)
Some impressions of walking (or more hiking) with our dogs.
This post is solely dedicated to the beautiful flowers showing up everywhere on our land. Beauty speaks for itself!
Some time ago we’ve finished the 2nd fence area. It’s rougher than the first one, just how our puppy gang likes it. We added two self-made doors and are still in need of dog kennels. A part of the actual barn will be renovated in the late summer to build in an insulated dog house.Read more about Aitta Fence[…]
So as if we hadn’t enough work already with our puppy gang, fence building, field work, wood work…we spontaneously decided to renovate our cottage to already start renting it this summer. I’ll post a before picture, so you get an idea of the shape it was in before. It took us 3 full days and we’reRead more about Backstage Cottage[…]
Nature is incredible! Our strawberry field hasn’t actively been cared for a couple of years and still little plants are showing and growing. We do everything to help them grow better and we discover new patches under lots of straw and stuff every day…This is our try-and-error year, so let’s see how many strawberries we’llRead more about Strawberry Fields Forever[…]
Our Safe Haven is growing and expanding to be a safe haven not only for our own dogs, but also for abused and abandoned dogs and last but not least, a place to stay for dogs, whose owners can not take care of their dog(s) for a specific period of time. If you care, please supportRead more about A Safe Haven For Dogs In Need[…]
While the dogs are having fun in fence no. 1 and the pups are growing and growing, the two of us continue the fence building behind the barn and into the woods.
Guess what! The snow is melting, finally! Who would have thought! Normally we wouldn’t mind at all, ‘cauz you know Lapland = snow, but in this case we have a fence to build and this is essential to put our minds at ease. Our puppies have begun to explore more and more wandering around the woodsRead more about Beginning Of Fence Building[…]
We’ve been living off the grid for almost 4 weeks now. Before we both have lived and have grown up in apartments with no knowledge about essential survival skills like how to make a fire, how to hunt, how to fish… All the skills that we need now to live our life off the grid, weRead more about Off The Grid[…]
Gaia (Noita) ja Karmakosmik (Lumous) are our sweet, sweet, magical baby koirasusi (soon-to-be sleddog) sisters from Inari. There is something very special and unique about them, that we cannot put into words (you have to feel it to understand it). What we can say for sure is, that we are very blessed to have them inRead more about Gaia ja Karmakosmik[…]
Our husky malamute mix Taivas (=Heaven) who has joined us recently. He is the perfect classically beautiful dog, very calm in his appearance yet very energetic and leading with the others. His hobbies include bone collecting, bone stealing and teasing the girls. (…)
Our chosen forever home is here in the land of snow, silence and trees. Though we’ve only been living here for some days, we’ve arrived. We are home. Our hearts are here where we feel understood and where are no words needed to communicate with nature and our dogs.