Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Musk Ox Farm & Alaska State Fair

For over 15 years I have wanted to visit this Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, AK. the fibers that come from the under coat and under belly of the musk ox are 8 times warmer than wool and are very soft. The animal is never shaved for the fibers, but is combed. The Native Eskimos from the various villages knit scarvess, hats, etc with the quviut yarn and sell it through the OOmingmak
shop in Anchorage. Each Eskimo village knits a pattern specific from their village. The animals, although they look very large are much smaller than buffalo.

I wonder if the kitties would like a musk ox playmate?

I WUV YOU !!!!


This little baby was born in May. He is just so sweet and curious.

This musk ox is 18 months old. Isn't he cute. David is giving him some fresh grass for lunch. He'll follow you anywhere for a snack like that.


How's this for a giant cabbage?

This 9lb zucchini is one of the smaller ones grown in Palmer.

This is the view from the Fair Grounds in Palmer.

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