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LOL!
Wonder if we could do this with our crew??

Freshpet's Holiday Feast

This is what happens when you invite 13 dogs and a cat to the dinner table for a hilarious Holiday feast.

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Dec 17th 2:25pm • No Comments

Thank you Redpaw for your support!

Read our latest update here:

Redpaw

"Dear Race Fans,
One down, four to go! Husky Homestead is off and running! Race season began last weekend on our home trail just of south of Denali National Park with the Alpine Creek Excursion (ACE) race. HH teams placed 1st and 4th out of a competitive field of 18 mushers. The awards ceremony dinner was made all that more delicious thanks to the fresh wild California pork that I brought back from my recent vacation there for the Thanksgiving holiday – and so wonderfully prepared by the Alpine crew. Great fun!
Now the rubber hits the road. Well into December, our team is ready to rock & roll. I am signed up for the Kuskokwim 300, a race that I have won an unprecedented nine times. The Kusko is known as Alaska’s Premier Mid-Distance Sled Dog Race. With the Yukon Quest and Iditarod following within the six weeks after the Kusko 300, there will be no time for goofing around. The team has an unprecedented 2,000 miles of training logged to date. And another 1,000 expected by the first of the year. The low snow conditions around the state have been worrisome, but have in no way impacted our training negatively. Snow is forecast throughout the interior of Alaska over the next 10 days, and we will proceed with optimism that race organizations will have plenty of the fluffy white stuff to provide safe trails to racers and their teams.
W really can’t say enough about the dogs’ performance and condition on Redpaw PowerEdge 32K. It is the core of the diet, easy to feed, calorie dense, and highly palatable. In 35 years of racing sled dogs in Alaska, I have never fed a better dry dog food. Congratulations Redpaw – your dog food truly is dog food for canine fitness. Husky Homestead thanks you for your support!
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Dec 17th 9:42am • 3 Comments

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Dec 16th 12:38pm • No Comments

WOW!!! Jeff's sled has SOLD as part of the IditaRider Ultimate Experience package!

Click this link to find out what makes this Ultimate Experience so ultimate!
http://www.iditarodauction.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&auction_uid1=3657159

Congratulations to the winner! We look forward to meeting you in March!!

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Bid! Win! IditaRider Breaking News! Jeff King has an IditaRider! That's right! Jeff's sled ride has sold along with the IditaRider Ultimate Experience package. The luck rider and guest will be headed to Rainy Pass, too, as a part of the package! Congratulations to the winning rider and thanks to the bidder. What an incredible adventure this will be! Remember, fans, you, too, can Bid! Win! and RIDE! http://www.iditarodauction.com/Home.taf

Dec 16th 8:57am • 2 Comments

We are excited to head back to the Denali Highway with the team today! :)

We are not very excited that it was 40* when we woke up this morning, and our low snow level continues to shrink... :(

Please send snow!!!

Dec 15th 1:38pm • 4 Comments

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Dec 15th 11:09am • No Comments

Want to go for a ride??

This video is Matt Hayashida's team from the 2011 Iditarod Trail Committee - the year that Jeff "retired" and Matt leased some of Jeff's youngsters.

Don't forget! You can get your own ride during the Iditarod Auction! http://www.iditarodauction.com/ Bid, Win, Ride! :)

Wonder what it would be like to be an IditaRider and ride in a musher's sled at the start of the Iditarod? Listen to the sound of the runners and imagine yourself along for the ride... Visit the auction site and go from imagining to reality. There is a seat for you. You just need to start bidding because you can "Bid! Win! Ride!" http://www.iditarodauction.com/

Dec 12th 9:53am • 1 Comment

haha!

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This dog is a GENIUS! Deserves some Ruby Snacks! Happy #Thursday! #Alaska #dogs #GSD #rubysnacks

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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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