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My new venture..breeding Labrador retrievers


Labrador retriever profile

Woodmont Retrievers’ Mama, Ketli

Well, it is not really new. This March my dog Ketli who you see in my posts will be having her second litter. I call my kennel Woodmont Labrador Retrievers in honor of my favorite orchard in our town, Hollis,  NH. The header of this blog is a photo of Woodmont. Anyway, stop by my website to find our lots of information or visit me on my Woodmont Retrievers facebook page.



Backpack Weight


In the book, Wild, by Cheryl Strayed some backpackers named Cheryl’s backpack “Monster”. My fellow backpacking companions named my pack, ” The Black Hole” because I was always unloading it to find things and what I pulled out seemed endless. I wore a Go Lite pack with only an opening in the top. Next time, despite the weight..I will carry one with a bigger opening..and hopefully I will pack lighter.



Lady’s Slipper, NH Spring




Just read the book, Wild, about the Pacific Coast Trail. I can relate to painful feet and a huge pack. When I hiked the AT for 7 days by the end of day one all 10 of my toes were bandaged in medical tape. My boots were broken in at home but once we started a really long downhill and squatted to filter water for everyone on an awkward slope.. they were blistered. Turns out I had ordered a half size smaller in my long time favorite hiking boots and did not realize it til the AT downhill. Break in those boots…

Dog ejected from family celebration


Our little chocolate Labrador stuck outside during Easter dinner because of non- dog lover guests. Ketli sprung onto this table and perched there watching us through the French doors. What a love.

Retriever Training with Bill Hillmann

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Reflections on a Life in Motion

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~ Telling the Truth, Mainly

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