Four Generations Growing Food for God's Glory in Palmer, Alaska
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tierra #2 Delivers her 12th Calf
Yesterday morning (5/10/16) Tierra #2 was missing so I knew she must be hiding her calf. Spent most of the morning covering the expanded pasture twice when I found her up on a bench in an alder patch overlooking the river licking off a new born pitch black heifer that was instantly tagged with #74. This is the first of the dozen that Tierra has delivered that was black. Strange when the bull was white. Black is a common Galloway color but I've been told white is dominant when there is a choice. All proof that recessive genes do exist. The heifer took its first steps and Tierra continued to clean her up. She is an exceptional mother.
I would need to check but I don't believe she has ever had a bull so she has a lot of relatives in the herd that 14 years ago was only 6.
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.