dogs, willows and a canoe

Easter weekend was a good chance to tick off a few "must do's" at the cabin. The dogs got down to some serious playtime as they don't see each other very often -- we actually considered the name "Blur" at one point before getting Barley. It would have been appropriate.

Restoration Biologist Son (and My Guy) got to work on a shoreline preservation project -- a brilliant use of living materials to help prevent the erosion that happens with the rise and fall of our dammed lake (as in there is a dam, not it's a damned lake).

It may look like dirt and twigs now, but it was a beast to build and soon it will be a growing, living thing. I'll post updates later!

And it was a good time to introduce Barley to the canoe! This is an important family skill for him to learn. He did great -- though he was more enthusiastic about getting out than he was about getting in!

Photo cred goes to my Adventurous Aunt who came with us for the weekend and generously gave up her spot in the canoe so the dog could give it a try.


  1. Daughter in law30 April 2019 at 08:20

    Now I am extra sad I had to miss this! Fabulous photos for what looked like a fabulous weekend!

  2. Older Sister of Your Man30 April 2019 at 08:30

    That living fence will work beautifully against erosion. Plus it will look good! Good boy Barley! He's so smart and a perfect addition to your family.

    1. High praise from an environmental guru like you! Yes Barley seems to be keen to join us at most things.

  3. Lovely, just lovely ❤️❤️❤️


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