Four Generations Growing Food for God's Glory in Palmer, Alaska
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Another Elusive Birth
The second oldest daughter of Chloe had her calf (a bull with black on the inner ears) off in the far corner sometime early Sunday morning. I had followed her Saturday afternoon and knew she was in that birth walk mode. By Sunday afternoon she was up with the rest of the cows eating hay and I found the calf under a birch tree where he was born. Didn't bother him lest he run off and complicate things for mom. Yesterday, Monday, they were back together but she is still keeping him away from the other cows. She did a pretty good job of keeping him away from me. I went around the pasture three times before finding them huddled down beside the extreme east fence. This cow lost her first calf last year and we never saw it so I'm keeping a close eye this year.
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.