We've had an unusually wet period lately, which left the kennel a muddy mess. To solve some of the issues created by excited dogs with muddy paws, and the resulting increase in laundry loads, Stephanie Little Wolf and I went partners to buy a huge truckload of wood shavings, which we've laid down in the yard. Each pen and "circle" now has a thick bed of wood shavings to help reduce the mud.
Here are two photos, taken from the deck overlooking the dog yard, that show the results of our efforts.
|North half of the renovated kennel|
|South half of the improved kennel|
Last night we celebrated our progress with "movie night" in the main house. I prepared some boiled beef roast, using an 18th century recipe in which the meat is boiled in a 50/50 mix of water and apple cider vinegar, and steamed some veggies. For our 'starch', we munched on popcorn while watching the film "Iron Will". It was an excellent evening.