Musk Ox Farm gearing up for Mother’s Day celebration
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and while there are many ways to celebrate, one palmer Farm says why not add a little fluff.
While some of us are hungry for summer, the main attraction at the Musk Ox Farm could do without the heat. They’re just hungry for lunch.
This is a special time of year at the farm. Five calves were born in just the past few weeks.
That brings the farms heard to 85 of the arctic’s most hardy creatures.
“They outlived the saber tooth tigers and the wooly mammoths,” Musk Ox Farm executive director Mark Austin said.
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The babies are staying close to their mothers for now. Austin says it’s become tradition to turn this into an opportunity to celebrate all moms.
“Mother’s Day has been huge for us. This is our thirty-first annual opening house Mother’s Day, so we’ll get upwards of a couple thousand people coming through,” Austin said.
Staffers are gearing up. They want mothers to feel special this Sunday, and if free admission isn’t enough, there will also be food, live music and demonstrations.
“It’s a lot of fun and you hear people who are like, ‘oh yeah, I came when I was a kid, and we brought our kids, and now we are on to grandkids,'” Musk Ox Farm director of education Dani Bierstecker said. “It’s just really fun to watch the amount of people who come on Mother’s Day.”
On Mother’s Day, it’s often the little things that count, and at the Musk Ox Farm, they certainly don’t stay little for long.
This Sunday, all moms will get in free, while others will be asked for a donation to the farm, which is a nonprofit.
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