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fishing Our home in the Matanuska Valley, is located at the base of the picturesque Hatcher Pass. Abundant wildlife, including brown bears roam the woods surrounding our farm.We have six kids, Sierra(6), Rebekah(11), Jasmine(13), Rachel(18), Israel(20), and Jesse (26). Originally from Ohio, Don made Alaska his home in 1981. He works as a cable maintenance technician(telephone). He raced and finished the 86 & 87 Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Janet, a homemaker, is originally from NE Washington, and has been in Alaska since 1969. She trains the family horses, and also races sled dogs, including the Women's World Championship in 1995. Other activities the family enjoys are: gardening, fishing, running, berry-picking, mountain climbing, ice-skating, hunting, x-country skiing, other sports, photography, and just enjoying the outdoors.

our kids
Our kids

riding in Hatcher Pass

    Janet on her mare, Breezy, enjoying the high country of Hatcher Pass. The stream is the Little Susitna whose headwaters are one of our many glaciers just up the valley.


King Salmon Don with a big King Salmon. The fish almost dwarfs our youngest daughter.

warm boots In the winter, we don't try to make fashion statements. We just want to stay warm!

pumpkin kid
Sierra, age 3 with some of our sugar pumpkins.



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