Category Archives: Daily Post

The bees have arrived

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  We start our third season as Alaskan beekeepers this past weekend with the arrival of six boxes of bees. This is a lot of bees! Each box contains one queen and approximately 10,000 worker bees, all female. At the height of the summer this will be about a half million bees in the yard. What does that equate to ... Read More »

2016 Roller Coaster Tour is Set!

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Roller Coaster Tour 2016 is set! It is epic. We start in Denver for a Rob Zombie/Korn show and drive to Six Flags St. Louis then on to Chicago and Six Flags Great America/Hurricane Harbor the onto Ohio and Cedar Point then over to Hershey Park then to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom then up to New Jersey to Six ... Read More »

Race Recap: 2016 Earl Norris Memorial Sled Dog Race

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Our first race of the year was the Earl Norris Memorial Sled Dog Race that is part of the Willow Winter Carnival. It is a 30/30 race meaning you run thirty miles one day and then do the same trail the next day. We decided to enter two eight dog teams with me (Robert) and Lacie running in the event. It would be ... Read More »

Ride Your Butt Off!

Ride Your Butt Off

This past weekend I tried out my fat tire bike in a 25K (15.5 miles) tour that was part of the Willow Winter Carnival. It is known as the Sven Ericsson Tour. Today 24 bikers, 14 skiers, and four runners tackled the course around some of the finest backcountry trails in the Mat-Su Valley. The course started at the Eaglequest ... Read More »

Rolex Explorer II

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After looking at Rolex watches for years I finally walked into the Ben Bridge store in Anchorage, the only authorized dealer for Rolex in Alaska last weekend. At this point I had never held one of these watches in my hand and really didn’t know what to expect including the price. I had read a lot of forums online that ... Read More »

New Year’s Melt

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Every year around New Years it warms up and everything melts and turns to ice. It makes it easy to find all the bowls that the ravens have carried off and all the swivels that have be frozen in place on the dog’s poles are now free but it makes clean up chores, a real chore if you know what ... Read More »

The Fort through the trees 

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It’s the winter solstice. The shortest day of the year here in Willow, Alaska means about five hours of daylight but the sun never rises far from the horizon. Tomorrow we start gaining daylight, just a couple seconds.  Read More »

Dr. Seuss Forest

Dr Seuss Forest

Here in Willow, Alaska our property backs up to miles and miles of forests, tundra swamps and lakes. We use these trails to run our sled dogs and explore. Share a picture of where you live. Read More »

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