Saturday, January 26, 2008

It's 40 Below ---

Do you know where your dogs are???

When I came to Alaska nearly a quarter century ago, I was often told by people who had huskies about how uncomfortable their dogs would become inside a warm house. I have by now had upwards of 20 plus huskies, and have not yet observed that phenomenon. True, my current crew only includes two that could be considered bona fide huskies/sled dogs, but as evidenced by the photo to the right, clearly they are more than happy to curl up right smack in front of the roaring woodstove.

And, as it is 40 below or thereabouts today, and it's not a workday, the dogs and I are settled in for the day - baking bread, working on a quilt, and catching up on some good reading - on the current book list:

  • Generation Debt: Why Now is a Terrible Time to Be Young (Anya Kamenetz)
  • Stacked: A 32DDD Reports from the Front (Susan Seligson)
  • American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (Chris Hedges)
  • Girls of Riyadh (Rajaa Alsanea)
  • House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties (Craig Unger)

By request, there will be a later post on how to set up - on the cheap - an effective (sometimes too much so) worm composter in the tote - which, after the blue tarp - is one of the more ubiquitous fixtures in an Alaskan's household, whether rural or urban.

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