In 1928 the Creamers (a pioneer family) bought the farm and owned it until 1966. It was the largest and most successful dairy in the interior of Alaska.
The farm is now managed by the state of Alaska and the buildings are the only surviving pioneer dairy buildings in the interior of Alaska.
There are nature trails and the Alaska Bird Observatory is about a mile away down one of the trails.
From mid-April to mid-May is one of the best times to observe the birds.
I like to go out here 2 or 3 times a week. The Canadian geese were the first to arrive. The latest arrivals I have seen are these trumpeter swans. These are considered to be the largest native American waterfowl.
This one is surrounded by Canadian geese. This swan is huge!
I just missed them trumpeting the other day when I arrived at the refuge. I am not necessarily a huge bird fan but I find this fascinating. They say sometimes there will be a couple thousand here. I enjoy hanging out and watching the interactions.
Look at the swan swimming. Looks just like the swan in the ugly duckling book.
Now, on an interesting note...
Here is a view from Creamer's Field...