One of the biggest Mother's Day traditions in the Mat-Su Valley is the opening of the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the farm is closed, but thanks to technology, the traditional will stay alive.
This Sunday, the Musk Ox Farm is hosting it's traditional event, despite its doors being closed to the public. This year, you'll still get to meet the new calves who have been born in the last two weeks, but you won't have to leave your house - the Mother's Day event is going virtual, and will be hosted on Facebook all day long. So far, three calves have been born on the farm this spring, with one more expected.
The farm is planning to host Facebook Live tours and interactions at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - tune in during those times and you'll be live with the musk ox. Throughout the day, however, the farm plans to upload videos. giving viewers not only the opportunity to see the calves, but to also learn about the history the special event that's been going on for years.
Once the farm opens to public after state mandates allow, visitors will be amazed at the transformation of the property. The Colony barn that houses the main building was completely renovated last year, and the gift shop got a major makeover. There is also a "hay loft" upstairs that has been restored, with amazing views of the property.
Tune in on Mother's Day, and don't forget to plan a visit to the farm in the future!