Located in Palmer, Alaska, the Musk Ox Farm is a private non-profit organization established for the development and domestication of the musk ox.
The Musk Ox Project, begun in 1954, is to introduce a gentle, non-intrusive form of agriculture to the Arctic Area.
These animals form the basis of a cottage industry for Native Alaskans living in remote coastal villages. The soft under-wool of the musk ox, qiviut, is harvested once a year and delivered to Oomingmak, an Alaskan native knitter's co-operative. The knitters then work at home in Eskimo villages throughout Alaska creating scarves, nachaqs (Eskimo smoke rings) and luxurious caps. Each village has it's own signature pattern derived from traditional designs.
These tame cows, powerful bulls, and newborn calves are a delight to watch.
The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC, FAA LID: ANC) is the major airport in the state of Alaska located 4 nautical miles (7 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage.
Fairbanks and Juneau are the next busiest airports. Anchorage traffic peaks during June, July and August when passenger numbers are twice as high as between October and April.
Some of the most popular destinations in Alaska are: Anchorage, Denali Park, Fairbanks, Seward, and Talkeetna.
We have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of the various places in Alaska; as well as hotels, and rental 4 wheel drive vehicles; when visiting this beautiful State.
Priceline.com can also arrange very nice Alaska Cruises; which we highly recommend.
Cruises are usually taken during the warm late spring through early fall seasons, due to the freezing temperatures of the winter.
|Audrey At The Musk Ox Farm||George At The Musk Ox Farm|
|Audrey Decides To Feed The Ox||It Draws A Crowd!|
|"George, You Feed One!"||"OK!"|
|The Barn And Musk Ox||These Are Gentle Creatures|
|The Farm Is Rather Large||George Tempts The Musk Ox|
|He Has Lost A Horn!|
He Loves To Eat Flowers!
|The Oldest Ox In The Herd|
|Two Beautiful Oxen||The Biggest Ox Of The Herd|
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