Spring Begins at the Reindeer Farm in Palmer

Farm life is rich in hands-on experiences, especially for today’s children. Farm tourism is a thing, and it’s booming from one end of the United States to the other, including right here in Alaska. Whether families pick vegetables together, pat bunnies, or livestock cross a pasture, a few hours spent investigating the living bounties from […]

Reindeer Games in Fairbanks: Take the kids

by Jen Ostler Did you know that reindeer are not native to Alaska? Noted explorer and Presbyterian missionary Dr. Sheldon Jackson, with the aid of the United States Government, brought reindeer and several Laplander families (as educators) to the Seward Peninsula in 1892 to assist in what was assumed to be a starvation epidemic among St […]

Alaska Reindeer Games: Learn more about Santa’s favorite animal

*This article originally appeared in the Alaska Dispatch News on Friday, December 10, 2015* “Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen!” Those of us who grew up celebrating Christmas will immediately recognize the famous call of Santa Claus, urging his team of reindeer from rooftop to […]

Fun Friday! Autumn Ideas for Alaska Family Time

Oh, the beauty of an Alaska fall morning! Just look outside at that slowly-rising sun, with just a smidgeon of twinkling stars above the mountains – it’s lovely, I tell you, and just right for an upcoming weekend of Alaska family fun. It is, of course, FUN FRIDAY, brought to you by our friends at […]