Remote. Primitive. Simple. Peaceful.

I own a small cabin. I have had it some years now, came over it by chance: on a rock’n roll party with some fellow mushers I realized that the area was “perfect”.

 

Three neighbours mush dogs. It is almost deserted except for soem forestry and a bit of moose hunting. I found my little paradise. It came as it is; fully equipped with everything you need and even some more. I emptied some of the stash, added some paint and a small “brakke” and traded 12 doghouses for an old Landcruiser with a neighbour. Life there is simple.

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Not any furniture from later than 1970, no cell coverage, no running water, but I do have electricity and can drive all the way there sumer and winter. As it is east of Glomma River, it is an area where there occasionally are wolf packs, so no grazing livestock type animals. What else do you need? I am – at least in my head – an anti-consumption activist. IO like primitive and simple living. Close to nature, slow pace 8not when I train dogs though) and the sound of birds and a running river. Though I have equipped myself of the types of tools you need for trainign dogs: bicycles. ATV. And a kayak for the river. And two separate small houses to host guests. I do actually have slow internet. I also have two stuffed animals, a fox and a badger, that make the dogs frenetic, so they have to face the wall.
So this summer ‘s fall training started well, with training on foot, bicycle and atv. And a new puppy. Life is good. Hillbilly is for me!

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