Road Maintenance

Woo - our "main" road is looking a little different.

Spring maintenance!

Our poor dirt roads really take a beating in the winter, particularly this road which takes all of the traffic to Cataloochee Ski.  We love our neighbors at the ski resort.  They take such great care to remove the snow in the winter so we can get up and down the mountain, but also because they work to restore the road in the spring.  Spring is when maintenance is done on our roads to take out the “washboards” and make them smooth again for the summer.

Thanks neighbor!


  1. Dennis the Vizsla on April 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I always used to be interested in dirt roads I happened to come across back in New York. They often led to interesting biking routes.

  2. The Army of Four on April 23, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Do they run the schedule for maintenance past you guys? I hope they fix your road when it’s convenient for the Herd!

  3. Life With Dogs on April 23, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I don’t know about you, but I find it ridiculously exciting when the graders come out! You have to love dirt road living. 🙂

  4. Siku Marie, White Dog on April 23, 2010 at 12:07 am

    What nice neighbors…and how wonderful it will be to have all the ruts and potholes smoothed over! You know, if all of you and all of the Eskies we know joined forces we could cover the world in a beautiful soft blanket of shed fur…Happy Earth Day!

  5. Lorenza on April 22, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Sure they are very nice!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. Country Corgi Pups on April 22, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Always great to have good neighbors! Yours look like they are as great as ours! Ours came over a few months ago and offered to plow and plant our hay fields as long as we bought the seed. Well, YEAH! $75 for enough hay to feed our horses for 6-8 months when hay is going for $13 a bale and they eat 3 bales a week! That’s about 2 weeks in exchange for 6-8 months!!! Praise God for good neighbors!

  7. Steve and Kat on April 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Did you get to go out and help make some of the potholes bigger for the big dirt mover?


  8. AC on April 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    That’s a serious machine. We don’t have any dirt roads to maintain around here, but I know of a few streets with hot tub potholes and inverted craters that could use some neighborly care.

  9. Sam on April 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    How nice of them!


  10. Kari on April 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    those are some very nice neighbors you have

  11. The OP Pack on April 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Wow, they really treat you well. Did you put your order in for a good rainstorm so you could partake of some mudbaths?

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. Wild Dingo on April 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    man, you guys have it cool! all that work, JUST FOR YOU SIX! 🙂

  13. Khyra on April 22, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I’m sure all of woo would love to help!


  14. Sheba of West Africa on April 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I’m glad to see they’re maintaining your roads!!

  15. Lisa on April 22, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Woo so much dirt to play in! *Husky Grin*
    Kodi x

  16. Mimi & CC Cabana on April 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I hope the Herd finds the construction work entertaining and not annoying. It will be so nice when it’s all finished!

  17. KB on April 22, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Woo, your attitude is SO different from mine. We live on a dirt road, and that machine makes the road so treacherous for bikes for at least a week after it goes through… Oh my, I flee the other way, and stay away for a long time when it appears. But, I guess that the washboards would be pretty bad without it.

  18. moo too on April 22, 2010 at 9:06 am

    how thoughtful of them! Don’t suppose they’d want some help from the Herd moving that dirt around, huh?

    jack a-roo & moo too

  19. Houndstooth on April 22, 2010 at 8:23 am

    And it looks like The Herd is quite busy with snoopervising the whole operation!

  20. Kira The BeaWoootiful on April 22, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Wooos Herd! So sorry about the melting snow…. but that dirt, think of the hole woo could dig!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  21. El'bow & Hauwii on April 22, 2010 at 6:09 am

    what a ugly yellow dog on the second photo?
    what breed is that?

    El’bow & Hauwii

  22. norwood on April 22, 2010 at 5:38 am

    I have a dream that one day I can see the herd run loose down that dirt road. I know I know…. but I just would love to see it!


    PS has the ski hill adopted the herd at the official mascot?

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