Monday, April 27, 2009

Snowballs with Black Points are here!

April 23, the day after our last snow I checked and behold there were three new baby calves!  They are about a week ahead of normal but not so early as to be worrying about lots of cold.  We are starting to see new grass and the weatherman tells us we should see 60 degree weather this week.  Its a great time on the farm with the new babies and the flocks of geese everywhere.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Genes

Meet the newest members of the Wolverine Farm herd.  They were purchased on an Internet auction in January and in June we will drive out to Whitecourt, Alberta to pick them up.  Because the borders were closed to cows for so many years because of mad cow disease it has been a long time since we brought in new blood.  These two animals will give us enough new genetics to breed for several more years.  The cow is bred to a different bull so if she has a bull we will have genetics from two different lines of white Galloway.  We will keep you posted on the progress of the long trip up to Alaska.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Koyuk Kindergarten Comments

Dear Tenriph, Angela, Kylie, Eugenia, Benjamin, Clorissa, Megan, 

Thank you so much for your interest in  our farm.  I was interested in hearing what you like.  I like bread too and also milk.  You can keep your bugs and spiders!  

Kylie either wrote two letters or there are two Kylie girls.

We have cows mostly.  The mama cows are very big with babies right now and in about a month you will be able to see them on this blog.  Our cows are white and black.  We only have one horse.  She belongs to my niece.  I have a cat that only has three legs because she got into a coyote trap.  She is a very happy cat but I am her only friend.

My nephew has pigs.  Usually they are born outside in the spring but in January one mommy pig had her babies in the house!

My nephew and his family also have turkeys and huge Pyrenees dogs.  They guard the other animals.

We don't have deer in this part of Alaska but we have lots of moose.  In just the last month we have had two moose die on the farm because they were tired of the long cold winter.

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