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Jan 26th 3:27pm • No Comments

A chilly one this morning at Husky Homestead! Several of our digital thermometers are showing "err"... while our trusty "old timey" thermometer is showing us -43*. BRR!

It may be chilly, but we are still loving the snow!!

In the mean-time, we are continuing to watch the weather and trail report for the Yukon Quest - Official Site!

http://yukonquest.com/news/updated-yukon-quest-trail-report

Updated Yukon Quest Trail Report

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The conditions around Whitehorse are changing for the better with the recent snowfall, which is good news for the start of the 2015 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race. While there are still some areas of concern, due to open water and lack of snow, no decisions have been made to alte…

Jan 26th 10:55am • 2 Comments

Congratulations to this weekends winner of the Northern Lights 300 Sled Dog Race - Kristy Berington!

We'd also like to send a shout out to Kristin Bacon of Bacon's Acres Kennel on her 12th place finish! Kristin finished 11 dogs strong (out of 12 that the teams started with), including all the dogs from Husky Homestead! Woo hoo! We will see if any that traveled the trail with her may be joining Jeff for the Quest when they leave in one week!

Finally, a congratulations to all the teams that were part of the race,and a big thank you to all those sponsors, volunteers and hard-workers that make these races possible. :D

Timeline Photos

Kristy Berington finishes in 1st place at the Northern Lights 300

Jan 26th 10:47am • 2 Comments

Headed back out for some training for the next couple of days! Should be lots of fun now that we've got all of this SNOW! :D

Check out this photo of our Jeep that we snapped on Friday - that's about 15"... we got another 4" or so overnight in to Saturday!

We're lovin' it! Ah hem.... please send more!!

Jan 25th 5:12pm • 5 Comments

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Jan 25th 10:49am • No Comments

Four more days left to bid on a "Quest Guest Experience"!!

What does it include??

- Lunch with Musher on Thursday February 5th, 2015 from 11:30am-12:30pm
- Special Access Pass to the staging area before the race at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse on February 7th, 2015
- Ride in a "tag sled" with Musher for the first ~1.5 miles of the race
- Signed race poster
- Photo with your Musher
- Your name read by the announcer at the race start

Quest Guest 2015 Online Auction

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Jan 24th 11:00am • 3 Comments

Nice photo of our "Kroner" (L) running with Kristin Bacon of Bacon's Acres' Kennel and her dog "Mimi" (R) in this weekends Northern Lights 300!

Happy Trails!

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Jan 24th 10:44am • 1 Comment

S.... N.....O......W!!!!

Your snow dances must have worked! Beyond excited to wake up to several inches... and it's still coming down!

Jan 23rd 10:52am • 9 Comments

Some Husky Homestead dogs have another race this weekend!!

Kroner, Suspect, Torrent and Young will be joining Kristin from Bacon's Acres' Kennel kennel on the trail for the Northern Lights 300 Sled Dog Race.

We wish Good Luck to Kristin and the team, as well as the rest of the mushers that have signed up for the race!

Now for Jeff and the crew here... it's back to food drops for the Yukon Quest - Official Site!

Bacon's Acres' Kennel

Vet checks in preparation for the Northern Lights 300

The dog limit is 12 for this race, and the dogs that were checked this morning were:
Felon, Stormy, Miyuki, Zumi, Yoshi-No-Mi, Taki, Libby, Hunter, June
...& from Husky Homestead: Suspect, Kroner, Torrent and Young

We feel honored to once again have champion dogs joining our team. Thank you, Husky Homestead, for helping fill out the team.

Jan 22nd 3:53pm • 6 Comments

There is some snow in the forecast for today.... but if you'd like to do a little snow dance for us, we'd appreciate it!!

Iditarod considers Fairbanks start if snow conditions don't improve

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — With about a month of unpredictable Alaska weather to go before Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officials must make a decision, they and dog mushers are again thinking about the possibility of moving the race’s restart from Willow to Fairbanks.

Jan 22nd 10:10am • 9 Comments

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Alpine Creek Excursions (ACE)

Stephanie and team as they cross the finish line in Steph's FIRST race!!

What a fun weekend!  Husky Homestead had two teams in the Alpine Creek Excursions race this past Saturday, and they did pretty darn well!  Jeff ran a 12 dog team, and our handler Stephanie Otto (running her FIRST race) ran an eight dog team.  Stephanie departed the start just minutes before Jeff did, and after taking off full throttle Jeff shouted "don't forget the brake!"  haha!  Jeff ended the Read More →

Race Week in Bethel!

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Greetings Race Fans! It's been a busy week:  final training run on the highway was on Sunday, Monday had us packing everything up and re-checking our gear, etc., Tuesday the team headed to Anchorage where everyone enjoyed a comfortable night at the Inlet Tower, then up and at 'em early on Wednesday to get the dogs over to Alaska Air Cargo before the truck and trailer were parked - then the Read More →

Off to the Knik!

the teams are set!

Husky Homestead is a blur of activity with the starting of the New Year! 1,500 training miles logged, and preliminary races lay behind and ahead. The first race of the season was the Alpine Creek Excursion – 62 miles right in our backyard and making use of the trails that Husky Homestead uses all winter long... the Denali Highway! Despite being distracted by helping to organize the race along Read More →

Gobble Gobble!

Greetings Husky Homestead Fans! It's been a busy fall so far!  The snow fell early this year - as in September early!  Much to the excitement (or perhaps disappointment..) of our last guests of the season we had several inches on the ground! Then of course Mother Nature decided to offer up a very mild October which allowed us to get many projects finished before winter came back to stay.  We Read More →

Kobuk 440 – Heading for Selawik!

While we run the dogs, play with puppies, eat dinner and get some sleep - Jeff and the Team continue to lead the Kobuk 440! When we left you last, the team was out of Ambler and heading for the turn-around point of Kobuk.  Jeff arrived into the Kobuk checkpoint in first position Friday evening at 7:19pm and stayed for 18 minutes.  While this short stop in the checkpoint does add to his Read More →

Kobuk – Heading for Shungnak & Kobuk

Jeff and the Team spent nearly 7 hours resting in Ambler during the heat of the day.  In Kotzebue the temperatures may not be too hot during the day - but all that sunshine is what gets you!  The dogs had a chance to get a nice rest at the checkpoint here before heading back out on the trail. Our previous guess on the dropped dog situation turned out to be incorrect.  According to the Official Read More →

Kobuk 440 – In to Ambler!

Jeff and the Team are into the Ambler checkpoint!  They were the first team in this morning at 9:08am, with the Katherine Keith arriving just three minutes later.  While Jeff took four hours rest back in Kiana, you can expect him to stay here for some more rest before heading up the trail to Kobuk. It seems that some of the girls on the Team are having some disagreements - particularly Skeeter Read More →

Race day in Kotzebue!

Jeff prepares the dog box and some gear for the flight to Kotzebue.  (Photo courtesy Robin Berkowitz)

Hey race fans!  We're back on the trail today in Kotzebue! Jeff and the team departed Husky Homestead on Monday afternoon to make the trek to Anchorage where they caught their flights to Kotzebue in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.   After arriving in Kotz, Jeff delivered his drop bags to Ryan Air for distribution to the checkpoints, and helped his host family with a minor Read More →

We are racing!

Race fans... we have ourselves a race!!  Isn't this exciting?!?!? We just watched the latest Iditarod Insider video that shows Jeff camped about 8 miles out from Kaltag, headed for Elim.  He was sitting on his cooler and eating a nice hot breakfast burrito that he heated up in his cooker seat.  His strategy at this point is to "stay out of sight" of those following him, and be the first musher Read More →

The Mighty Yukon & Puppy Training

Beanie and Bonnet.. harnessed and perhaps a bit confused!

Mother Nature is surely throwing a bit of oddball weather into the mix in this years Iditarod!  It's not often that you will find this rainy drizzle complete with warm temperatures like this north of the Alaska range.  Mushers have been donning rain jackets! Jeff came off of his 24 hour in Anvik and posted a nice run time over to Grayling - just 5 minutes slower than current race leader Martin Read More →

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