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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!

Updated Yukon Quest Trail Report

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

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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

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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

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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Jeff King is often recognized as the “Winningest Musher in the World.” He holds four championship titles for the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1993, 1996, 1998, and 2006. Jeff took first place in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest in 1989 in addition to earning twenty-four other first-place titles in races across Alaska and other parts of North America. Jeff was inducted into the Iditarod Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2006, at age 50, he became the oldest musher to win the Iditarod. Jeff King has twice received the prestigious Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award for exemplary care of his dog team. He has logged more than 150,000 miles on a dogsled over the past thirty-five years.

Jeff King has captured worldwide media attention for decades. Associated Press, BBC, CBC, ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” ESPN, CNN, Discovery Channel, National Public Radio and Mushing Magazine have regularly featured Jeff in race coverage of the Iditarod and international news reports. From his scientific methods of feeding and training dogs, to his calculating trail strategies and innovative sled designs, Jeff has been the one to watch, year after year.

“For years, the inventive King has cut his own mushing path with notable success…he has trained his dogs by having them swim during the summer to build stamina, he’s tinkered endlessly with nutrition…” says the Anchorage Daily News. Lee Larsen, president of the Iditarod Trail Committee, calls King a “champion in many, many ways.”

Jeff moved to Alaska in 1975 in search of adventure. He quickly became interested in dog sledding and Alaskan huskies, devoting all his spare time and money to building his own team, while developing a construction business. He began racing in 1980. His competitive nature and athleticism had found a new outlet, and Jeff set his sights ever higher, entering his first Iditarod just one year later. In 1992 he decided to devote his full time and energy to training and racing, setting aside his construction business. He won his first Iditarod the following season.

Jeff enjoys living just outside of Alaska’s Denali National Park and sharing his life with his sled dogs. In the summer months, Husky Homestead welcomes visitors from around the world to watch his sled dogs in action, hear stories of adventure, learn about Alaskan Huskies, the tradition of dog mushing and the life and spirit of Alaska, the last frontier.

A natural-born storyteller, Jeff shares a lifetime of adventure stories in public speaking engagements and in his book Cold Hands Warm Heart. Since the release of his first collection of stories, fans have been begging for “More!” In the fall of 2011, Jeff produced a newly expanded edition with additional stories and photographs and a deeper look into a life well-lived.

"One of the best things we’ve done! It was just fabulous!" - Kent & Joann Stanley – Decatur, TX

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