Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sunny Days and White Grounds

Well what a beautiful day it was today, warm, around plus 4 at one point, sunny, with soft white powdery snow.  Does that sound romantic?  If it does you are on crack.  We went for a snowshoe all around the property.  Snowshoeing sounds all fun and whoopee, but let me tell you it can be hard with a capital H.  After slogging through several million feet of snow (well maybe four or five in the worst spots) things can get pretty tough going.  Sucking in great draughts of oxygen tough.  My big brother, my hubby, and I decided to walk the perimeter of the estates today.  It was the perfect day for it.  It was hard but fun, oh and did I mention hard?

As I slogged through the stuff I started to think that it would be easier and cheaper for the army guys to do this instead of all those silly boot camp shenanigans they put new recruits through.  The military trainers should just drag all the newbe's asses out somewhere into the bush after a good snowfall and say, "here you go kiddies, strap on a pair of these things and find your way home.  Whoever makes it back gets to stay in the army, and as an added bonus stay alive."  I bet you it would separate the haves from the weenies real quick.  

Oh and a word to the wise, German Shepherd puppies are NOT helpful at all.  In fact when you are trying to drag your legs up through the soft, deep, unyielding snow, this is the time your puppy will decide to try and hitch a ride on the back of your snowshoes.  Over and over and over and over again.  Bad puppy, very bad. 

See here she is just trying to jump onto the back of those snowshoes...the bitch. 

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