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A trip to the farm

That's the Musk Ox Farm located in Palmer, Alaska. The Farm is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the development and domestication of the musk ox for the purpose of providing additional subsistence income opportunities for Alaska’s first people.

This is a really neat place with an excellent staff with loads of volunteers. Until this past Wednesday, I did their website for them. Unfortunately I wasn't able to give their website the attention that it really needed. Being caught up in too many projects, working for a living and The Farm is about a 45 minute drive from my home.

So on Wednesday I drove to the farm and turned it all over to Amanda. We spent about an hour on website 101 and then I got to play tourist. It's still winter even though you don't see much snow in the pictures. It was in the mid 30's and had a little wind blowing and the musk ox didn't care. The sun was out and it was a gorgeous day.

I didn't stay long because I had just got over a nasty head cold. But' Amanda invited me back at anytime to take more pictures. I of course left an invitation to call me anytime if they need assistance with the website.

The musk ox in the last picture have their first birthday this spring.

P.S. Good luck Amanda and thanks for the tour.

Comments

robin andrea said…
That looks like a great place to visit. Beautiful critters, aren't they? I have to admit, I never thought about Musk Ox at all, but this post made me wander over to Wikipedia to check them out. I didn't know they were native to Alaska. How cool that they are being re-introduced, and to know that they are prized for their wool. What a great thing.
Owlman said…
Cool place, they sure are massive!
Meggie said…
Interesting critters! Good luck to Amanda with the website.
Dave said…
It is a cool place and they are interesting. I'll go back later this summer for more pix's.
RuthieJ said…
Neat pictures, Dave. That musk ox farm looks like an interesting place.
Some day I hope to be able to do a knitting project with qiviut yarn.
Marvin said…
Thanks for the informative post and links. I'd kind of gotten musk ox and water buffalo muddled together in my head. Doh!