Northern Diamond Kennels

Alaskan Husky sled dogs and American Pit Bull Terriers

When I had dreads......

As you can see I really do not like my picture taken. I have no idea what my problem is, I suppose it is that I have no physical self image of me in my head......I do not even have a mirror in my home. I see myself, do not really recognize it as me and tend to get a tiny bit frightened. I know it sounds weird, but hey, I AM weird. Anyways...................I used to have dreads. I loved them and hated them at the same time. I loved that they were unique. I hated that they actually required a lot of maintenence. Many people believe that dreads are dity, or yucky. They think 'you don't wash your hair', they think there are bugs inside them, they think many weird things, all untrue, at least with my hair. You wash your hair, with-get this- SHAMPOO! I used a special shampoo that had no 'crap' in it like scents or coloring. What finally caused me to cut them all off was they were getting so thick that when I would be out mushing in sub-zero temperatures, I could not get a good 'seal' around my face with my winter gear to keep the cold out. So off they went. I have missed them since, and it has been about 4 years. Those who know me and happen to look closely, will notice they are actually forming again. It will take a few years for them to be mature and fully formed, if I do not get fed up again and cut them off.


The evolution of pink hair


We had to bleach the parts of my hair to be turned pink.

Waiting for the color to do its magic. It seemed like I sat there forever.

This is how bright it turned out. It has since faded to a super light pink. Maybe I will do it again. Who knows.


The finished product.

at my desk

Wet hair with poor lighting. Not as bright as it is when dry.



Building With Turkeys


There is Joe helping some friends get their cabin finished before winter. They have these really neat turkeys that are pretty tame and like to hang out with humans. Just watch out if you have anything shiny on your clothing, zippers, buttons or even just a little string hanging down, they will peck at it.

What the heck is that?

This may seem a bit weird, but i like it (the picture) This is a dog fetus. Our friends had their dog spayed and she was pregnant, I had to take a picture of that. Our vet does house calls, so we get to watch everything that goes on, and the dogs get to wake up in the comfort of their own home.

who's eye is this?

This is an eye. You can try to guess what kind of animal it is from. You can e-mail your guesses right to me at




A tree in the woods near our home. Something very large has scratched it.

Birthday Bash

This is a shrimp boil. It is just potatoes, sausage (beef), corn on the cob and shrimp with some kind of spices all boiled together and poured out on waxpaper on the table and you help yourself. I had never heard of it until my birthday dinner at my friend's family's house.

My "plate." I thought it would be neat to draw on the waxpaper, so I drew a plate.

......and three cakes!!!

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to decorate a heart someone had drawn on the table. Smashing Pumpkins are my favorite band.