Four Generations Growing Food for God's Glory in Palmer, Alaska
Thursday, July 15, 2010
High Moisture Hay/Haylage
As much as I hate plastic I am really pleased with our ability now to put up high quality hay that is preserved and weather proof in the short sunny spells that we get. Seems the horse market is warming up to the idea here too because of the foot problems that have developed from the high sugar content in our dried hay. The silage process with the chopped stems properly converts the sugars and eliminates the dust. Some of the first bales went to the breed bulls before they were let out. I've noticed all the cattle coming into the winter lot off of green grass to clean up those first silage bales. They still smell sweet.
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.