Wednesday, May 2, 2018

About Our Beef

Ten guarantees:

1. Grass fed and finished.
2. Alaska born and raised.
3. Age of your beef will be 18 months or less (except by special arrangement).
4. Antibiotic, steroid, and hormone supplement free.
5. Fully integrated farm to freezer process right on the farm customized to your orders.
6. Customer visitation rights.
7. Customer money back satisfaction.
8. Wholesale prices on minimum order of 1/2 a beef- $4.50 lb hanging, $1 lb processed.
9. Discount for bringing a new customer- 10%.
10. Direct contact with the farmer- Larry DeVilbiss
       907 355 0733, email- carrots@mtaonline.net

Wolverine Farm beef comes with these guarantees that make it unique and because of which we have loyal customers that have been with us since we switched from milk to meat in the '80s.
 We specialize in "grass fed and finished" meat.  That means that the chemicals and stresses of barley, soy, corn and wheat fattened animals are absent.  You can learn a lot about the advantages of grass fed cattle on the web.  A classic that is informative is "The Omnivore's Delight".

You can confirm your name on the order list for a side of beef by contacting me.

Larry DeVilbiss

Thursday, March 29, 2018

First Calves of 2018- Delta Junction



The first calves of the season.  Remember, this year all the babies will be born in Delta Junction.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Beef Byproducts

In an effort to extract the maximum value from our cattle we are doing things like rendering the fat to produce tallow.  We sell tallow raw in reclaimed ice cream buckets.  I have come to exclusively use tallow for cooking in my kitchen.  We sell gallon buckets for $20.  For our personal use we put the tallow in cup cake holders for use on the stovetop for greasing the skillet.

We also produce a pemmican which is a high energy food that the native americans used for trail food.  It has a lot of tallow in it with dehydrated, lean meat.  That goes for $10 a pound.  Just so you know I came by the pemmican honestly I am including a photo of my great grandmother Rosetta who I am told is a plains Indian.  She's the lady on the right.

We also have dehydrated meat- my favorite snack food right now.  That is $15 a pound- mostly because it takes so long to dehydrate and also because the weight drops by over 50% after drying.  It is so dry that it doesn't need refrigeration.  I have been snacking out of a ziplock bag that has been sitting in the room for a couple of weeks.


We also produce a lunch meat out of our tongues which I like in sandwiches.  It is similar to spam and has some mild spices but no preservatives so should be refrigerated.  It is $10 a pound.


All of our sausages are mixed and smoked and prepared by Linden Meats.  We have a good supply of summer sausage which I like to use for Christmas presents.  It has the usual spices but no MSG, cures or preservatives.  It is $10 a pound.

Someday I hope to be able to sell the tanned hides also.  So far all we can do is salt them down and preserve them.  They are free if anyone wants to tan them themselves!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Farm Trees Go to Town

The casual observer to the landscaping going on at the new off ramp to the New Seward Hiway (between Diamond and O'Mally) would not guess that the birch trees actually came from Wolverine Farm!  The same is true for trees at Cuddy Park and other places around town.




Monday, July 24, 2017

First Hay Crop

This corner used to be a swamp.  In 2004 we roughed in a serious raspberry planting that froze out the first winter.  Since then it has been untouched.  The grass was higher than the hood of the tractor when we mowed a couple of days ago.  This one plus acre yielded 23 high density round bales.  Its a good thing we had plastic because this was not a drying day and the raindrops started as soon as we got done.

This also represents the end of the 2017 hay season.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Varmint Haven-Uncut Field Centers

The sound of a mower/conditioner is a call to the feast to ravens, seagulls, and even foxes. As the mower moves from the outside toward the center the voles scamper for cover. The birds follow and pounce on anything they see moving. They are mouth sized morsels that go down in one gulp. Cutting this field I saw a large bald eagle swoop down and grab a victim without even touching the ground.

In case you are worried about the survival of the voles- see what Wikipedia says, "Voles are small rodents that grow to 3–9 in (7.6–22.9 cm), depending on the species. They can have five to 10 litters per year. Gestation lasts for three weeks and the young voles reach sexual maturity in a month. As a result of this biological exponential growth, vole populations can grow very large within a very short time. Since litters average five to 10 young, a mating pair can birth a hundred more voles in a year".