Bill and Juanita, owners of Allenspark Lodge B&B, are living their dream...

running a successful business and riding as often as possible.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Repairs Can Be...Difficult

Stuff breaks down here at the lodge.  I fix it.  I enjoy fixing stuff.  It didn't work, and now it does.  That makes me very happy.

This morning I replaced the dishwasher.  After about 15 years of service, it was time.  I pulled the old one out, put in its replacement and ran a couple loads through it.  It worked fine.  So I hauled the old one out to the garage/hay barn to store it until the next trip to the landfill.

As I was getting ready to open the door and put the leaky old dishwasher into the garage, I heard a sound next to me.  I glanced over my shoulder to see TWO HUGE FRICKING MOOSE coming around the corner about 2 feet from me.  Yeah, yeah.  I know.  They were "long yearlings", just babies really.  But they are still bigger than my horse (not that that takes much).

We all left the area in a HellOfAHurry.  I went back into the lodge and told Juanita about the TWO HUGE FRICKING MOOSE and we went up on the roof to take pictures.  They had already gotten over their fright and the "THREE" of them were eating our trees.
The mother was just out of camera sight, behind some trees.

Some of you may wonder why I tend to flee when I see a moose.  It's because they are the North American equivalent of a rhinoceros.  Poor vision and cranky.  I'd rather face a bear.  At least our little black bears.  I'm just glad we don't have grizz.

As for the dishwasher, it's still outside tonight.

Maybe next spring I'll put it away...



  1. Oh my! I would have ran too. Kind of cool though.

  2. The snow will cover it up and then it's as good as gone anyway! We also have moose around--no griz--I've never had issues with the moose, but I have a healthy respect of them.

  3. People just dont realize how dangerous a mama moose is - she will kill you. Not maim you and run. Nope. kill. I'd rather face a dozen yearling black bears than one mama moose. And Im a timber cruiser who worked in the north swampland of Minnesota for only two years. And that was long enough.

    and Congrats on the new dishwasher - that will make lodge living a heck of a lot easier!

  4. You are exactly right about rhinomooses. Love fixing things myself. NOT! Leave the dishwasher out there and make it a yard ornament. Good strorage inside and you can use it as a gardening table and adorn it with plants. Yes, I'm kidding. LOL


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