This morning I noticed #61 heifer was starting to labor so this evening I checked and sure enough a little white bull- #91 was dried off and ready for the world. Both of them agreed that they would be better disposed to pose for a picture tomorrow.
Some gates are more important that others. This is the gate that separates the bull from about 25 unbred cows and heifers. Today that gate opened and the consequences will be far reaching. The bull had been put into his paddock of green grass a couple of days ago and he successfully checked out the electric fence. When I opened the gate the bull never found it but the cows were in there almost instantly. When one of them hit the electric fence they started a stampede that vacated the paddock almost instantly. A few short hours later some of them were cautiously moving back into the abundant grass!
Very near where #37 dropped a still born calf last year (her first) she was proudly licking off a large very docile bull #90. He let me put my arms around him and put in that tag. Tomorrow we will see if he has forgiven me! 5/31/17
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.