Spek and Ina Jones of Alaska Homestead Peonies are both children of families who homesteaded on the lower Kenai Peninsula before statehood. Their land is located close to the original Jones’ homestead near the head of Kachemak Bay. Spek and Ina’s farm is a family business. The ranch part of their business includes raising beef cattle, horses and hay.
Farming is not new to the family, but peonies are a new endeavor. Their children, along with their families, live on the farm as well and are an integral part of the family business. Their grandchildren are learning the same values that Spek and Ina learned from their parents. These lessons include the satisfaction of a job well done and to understand that we are all stewards of the land. They farm the land in a manner that is sustainable, preserving the homestead for the next generation to come.
Their latest addition to the homestead is the AK Diamond J Wedding Venue, a rustic barn wedding and event venue.