Training Mushing with Young Dog

Since Remu turned one-years-old we started lightly training mushing: first pulling on a snowboard and later on with other sled dogs. Arto has done most of the training, but since he left to Japan, I have taken over. Here's what I have learned so far. I am going to leave the dogsledding hints to the experts [...]

Learning How to Snowboard with a Dog

You know you've been active in January when you have only twice been home during the daylight.  As Arto is having the time of his life as a snowboarding guide in Japan, I decided that now is definitely not the time for me to stay home. We were snowboarding in Svanstein (aka Pullinki) during the [...]

2018 in Review

  So much happened in 2018 that I cannot get the feelings, events and changes in one post. I am going to let these pictures tell the story of the past year. Niin paljon tapahtui vuoden 2018 aikana, etten pysty kuvailemaan tunteita, tapahtumia ja muutoksia yhdessä postauksessa. Annan siis kuvien kertoa tarinan. May the new [...]

Happiness is Having Friends with Cabins

The next day after my birthday we got a very pleasant call from our friend. Hey! I just arrived to our cabin, you wanna come? As we were supposed to travel to Southern Finland the upcoming week for a wedding, we decided why not? This way we didn't need to drive the 800 kilometers straight, [...]

Preparing for a Week in Vätsäri

The backpacks are packed, let the social media silence begin (after this). I arrived back to Rovaniemi couple days back, and since that I’ve been packing ever since. I’ve been packing and preparing otherwise for the next six days in the wilderness area of northern Finland called Vätsäri. This is going to be my first [...]