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BOOK A BACKYARD TOUR NOW FOR BEST PRICING

You guys! The time to book a Backyard Tour is NOW. After Mother’s Day, the price is going up. To get in on the introductory price you have to grab your tour tickets now. You can take your tour any time later this summer but buying them in advance locks in the low price. When you book a Backyard Tour you are getting a super sneak peek at farm life beyond the tour, in a small group setting. First of all you’re getting a tour by an owner of the farm which means the history of the farm is yours for the asking. You’ll also discover what goes into running a farm in Alaska. Want to bottle feed a baby reindeer? April AND May will be part of the tour and bottle feeding will be YOUR JOB! Love Rocky the Moose?…

WHAT’S NEW AT THE REINDEER FARM?

As most of you know we’ve been closed all of April. We give our new moms and their babies time to bond before we open the doors on the summer season. Plus April on a farm in Alaska is a mucky mess. May is quickly approaching and with it our 2018 Summer Season. I know what you’re thinking, it’s too early to book a tour. But guess what?? It isn’t too early! In fact, it’s the perfect time to secure your tour time slot before the rush. You can purchase your tours ahead of time on our handy online ticketing system and save yourself any last minute worries about missing out on a tour. We have some changes coming to the tour itself as well. Why change something that works so well? Only to make it better, I promise! All tours will still…

THE BABIES ARE COMING!

Did you see the news? Are you following The Reindeer Farm on Facebook? You should be! The 2018 babies are starting to show up. As we mentioned in our previous post the Reindeer Farm is closed for all of April. The break is for two reasons. We take April off to give our herd time to adjust. We have new mamas and new babies and we try to keep it quiet and low key until summer hits. Closing for a month ensures that they get that break in activity. Break up in Alaska. it’s a muddy messy affair and on a farm, at the base of the butte it’s even muddier and messier. Closing gives the remaining snow a chance to melt,  driveway time to dry out,  and our pens a chance to recover. Join us in May for regular tours, our…

LAST TOURS UNITL MAY OF 2018

Hello, Friends of the Reindeer Farm! We’re expecting babies any day now. Follow us on Facebook if you’d like updates on Baby Watch 2018. We’ll be sharing there often as babies come along. Join us! For now, we’ve got just a few tour dates left until we close for the month of April. You can find those final tours in our online reservation system if you’re interested. They’re filling up fast so get in if you want in. We close so that we can concentrate on our new moms and their babies. We like to focus on them, make sure everyone is safe, comfortable and happy before we host tours again. Plus it’s a breakup in Alaska and it’s just a muddy time to be on a farm. Especially a farm at the foot of the Butte, we get a lot of runoff. We…

REINDEER BABIES!

We’re talking ALL things Reindeer THIS Sunday at Turkey Red. Join us for an informative evening of discussion as we discuss all things related to owning reindeer. The meeting starts a 6 pm in the meeting room behind Turkey Red, which will be closed. IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT HAVE REINDEER AT…

WINTER TOURS

Winter is here, sure wish we had snow though. It makes winter pass by so much smoothly and pleasantly, a little snow goes a LONG way. After Christmas, the days are still incredibly short and the nights are very long, not only does snow look pretty but it makes everything brighter, even at night. Our holiday season was busy as usual this year and after the New Year, we always look forward to resting and recuperating. We have limited tour availability after Christmas and you can book those tours right here. These tours are only booked by appointment and are held on Saturdays. Winter tours can be a wonderful way to see Reindeer in weather they truly love. These tours are usually smaller than Summer tours and can give you a more intimate feel to your tour. Not only will you…

REINDEER IN TRAINING

If you follow us on Facebook then you know we put out a very unique call to friends and supporters of the Reindeer Farm a few weeks back. If you’re not following us on Facebook, why not? You’ll find all kinds of day to day life on the Reindeer Farm on the Facebook page and of course things like special…

CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM

Christmas on the farm is here again. And this year Buddy the elf is back! We’re open for just TWO short days for our Winter on the Farm event so plan NOW for a winter wonderland day on the farm. Pre–purchase tickets now to avoid the lines and secure your day of family fun! Like I said…

WINTER FARM TOURS

We’ve had plenty of folks wondering IF we host farm tours in the winter. And the simple answer is yes we do. Be prepared for a different sort of tour in the winter though, read on for more information. Our Reindeer are true Arctic animals, they’re built to eat less in the winter. They live on less in the winter because they’ve adapted over the years to live where there is very little food available, the far north. Here on the farm in the summer season, you may have a crowd of Reindeer gathered around you trying to get your cup of grain but in the winter there’s just less need for them to eat. And less crowding. Of course here on the Reindeer Farm, they get all the food they could want every day they just choose to eat less….

LAST WEEKEND FOR FALL FAMILY FUN

Fall is certainly flying by, isn’t it? I can’t believe the last weekend of the Fall Family Fun Festival is almost here. If you haven’t been out to the farm yet, this is the weekend to do it. Or you’ll miss all the fun for this year, well for the Fall Festival anyway. What are…

FALL FESTIVAL TIPS!

Growing up on the Farm, I married and moved away! During our time away, my family and I experienced Pumpkin patches and corn mazes for the first time. After moving back in 2010, we wanted to share the “feel” of these wonderful memories with our Alaskan friends! Below are a few tips to prepare for your Fall Family Fun day at the Reindeer Farm! Tips! #1  Dress for the weather! This is an outdoor event! #2 Dress for a Farm! You might get dirty, plan on it! #3 Bring your camera/phone charged and with lots of memory available. So many photo ops! #4 Bring cash! A lot of things take cash or credit, but there are a few vendors that take cash only, like food or family photos. #5 If pumpkins are important to you. Come earlier in the day,…

JUST A FEW LESS ANIMALS

Happy Fall! We’re looking forward to our first weekend of our annual Fall Family Fun Festival. Are you planning a trip to the Reindeer Farm this fall? We sure do hope so! Head on over to our online ticket sales, get your passes early to save some money AND skip the line. One thing you MAY…