Pieces for each house are laid out to create the individual "kit"
Hailey showing off our handy work. 6 hours of using a screw gun makes older muscles ache! Ah, to be a teenager again......
After assessing the dog house situation up at Gunflint Lodge a couple weeks ago, it was determined that we needed at least 5 more dog houses. Since our dogs are not used to living on chains but must do so for practical purposes during our winter adventures at the lodge, I wanted to make sure that they had a little piece of comfort from home. Instead of the barrels, generously stuffed with straw that they lived in last season we would make a few flat top wooden houses so they could all take turns perching on top to get a better view of the surrounding landscape. In addition to this improvement, our elders of the group, Tuki and Isis would get to live free of chains in a brand new kennel that will be installed when we return to cut some recently flagged trails in November.
The dog house project was successful and Hailey, a Points Unknown kennel helper, and I finished building 5 wooden dog houses over the weekend.