#11 was last to calve last year and is even later this year. She had another bull- this time black and must have been born yesterday 7/22/14 because he wasn't going to stand still to be tagged. He will be #46 first time he goes through the squeeze chute. She picked the same spot as last year also. According to Grandaughter Remedy the calf's name will be "Boy".
I decided to do the first thirty days of breeding with a yearling cross. Hopefully he will get the heifers. The big bull calves were far too big for heifers this year. #16 was the first I noticed bred on the 10th.
I couldn't find #26 yesterday 6/5/14 and finally found her this morning off in a corner with two healthy little bull calves. Both white with black trim but one is only dark on the inside of the ears. Was barely able to catch and tag them. Mom is very protective of both of them.
The driveway to the farm is almost hidden so we solved that problem by planting a 24 foot carrot at the entrance. You can learn more about Wolverine Farm at www.wolverinefarm.com
Three Generations- 1987
Four Generations- 1999
The Ralph and Maxine progeny have evolved into a family with international roots that include Korea, Scotland, and India. In like fashion, the products of Wolverine Farm have expanded from potatoes and dairy to carrots, beef, eggs, berries and a broad spectrum of products. It has morphed from a sole proprietorship to an umbrella that covers a variety of businesses that market directly, through farmer's markets, and through commercial outlets.