Mother's Day is always a special occasion, but for the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, it has become a tradition that many in the community look forward to all year.
The Musk Ox Farm officially opens for the summer season on Mother's Day, for good reason - it's also an unveiling of the newest calves, which are born each spring. This year, there were five calves born on the farm - Teal, Magpie, Wren, Eider and Osprey. Every spring, a "naming theme" is used, and this year, it was "Alaska birds." All five are doing well at the farm and are ready to meet their human public on Mother's Day for the first time. These cute little calves steal the show during the Mother's Day event every May!
The Musk Ox Farm makes it a whole day of fun. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be fiber arts demonstrations, a barbecue, live music and much more. Mothers have free admission, while the admission for all others is a suggested donation to the farm, which is a non-profit organization.
The farm opens for the summer season with the Mother's Day kickoff. The farm will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and offering tours every day.