Baby Watch

Baby watch 2018 has begun. Stuff is bigger than normal, and she has always had twins. My guess is about 48 hours. She’s had a little trouble with her parts bulging more than they should so we fixed a make-shift girdle to help give some support. Just look how wide this compact little body is!…

Chaos and Pandemonium

When you live on a farm you just never know what will happen next. We have been been keeping our unaltered dogs separate so there is no unauthorized breedings which means Rocco is running with Mia, Bella, and Anna (who are all spayed) while Tarn is with Clyde (who is also fixed). Al and Rocco…

Roasting Chickens

We just finished up another batch of locally grown chickens. $3.50/lb plus a $5 processing fee.

2018 Fiber Festival

I’m excited to be a part of this great event. I hope to see you there. Mat-Su Valley Fiber Festival

MoosePatrol

I know it’s hard to see but I only had my phone and I couldn’t get too close. This yearling moose is hanging around the field behind our pasture. Last night he was charging the fence, striking at the dogs. Tonight he just has cranky face. Last night the dogs actively engaged him and they…

Bloo Cat

There are many theories about barn cats. Some say that it’s abuse to leave a cat in a barn but they don’t know me and they haven’t seen how much love this cat gets. We adopted this guy after he had been abandoned with his siblings in a rural area. He was young and beautiful…

Holiday Lamb

When you buy a lamb from our farm at Tower Ranch here in Palmer, Alaska or ANY OTHER LOCAL FARMER/PRODUCER, you are not only supporting us, but you are supporting a entire chain of local businesses and farmers, you are supporting: Barley farmers in Delta! Hay farmers in Palmer/Delta! Our Veterinarians Mt. McKinley Meats and…

This Cat

Our barn kitten is the most amazing cat I’ve ever had. We love him so much, and so do the dogs. Bella was in the barn recovering from her spay surgery while Bloo recovered from hi neuter, and these two became fast friends.  Not only is Bloo a beautiful cat, he’s got a super deluxe…

My Girls

If you’ve read anything I’ve written you know I love my dogs. So when Animal Control called and said they had a dog whose chip traced back to me I only had one question. When can I pick her up? Bella was surrendered by her owner. She is 4 years old, from Mia and Al’s…

Fall Chores

It’s been rainy for weeks but today we have a lovely clear day. Time to finish things up before it gets too cold outside. It was time to rinse and dry the fleece I had set out to soak. The salt and sweat mix with water and make soap and act like a pre-wash. I…

Fleece for Sale

Now that both the Mat-Su Valley Fiber Festival and the Alaska State Fair are over I can part with all this yummy fleece.  If you had your eyes on something earlier this year please don’t be shy, REMIND ME, because my brain cell is not always the best at remembering things 😉 I’ve included the…

Suffolk

Sold out – We will have more fleeces soon 🙂 I’m selling these fleeces for a friend. This raw fleece weighs 5.25 lbs, is relatively clean (for an uncoated fleece) and rinses out pretty bright white. $35 for the whole fleece. This fleece has more vm than the other, is 5 lbs, and will take…