Johnny Tranberg’s Senepol cattle at his farm in Estate Nicholas, bred up by local farmers in 1889 at Estate Grenard on the south shore of St. Croix.

Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series on Johnny Tranberg, a native of St. Croix who died on Aug. 22, 2019, at the age of 103. Part 1 was published on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Part 2 was published on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Johnny Tranberg’s first job off his father’s farm was working for Sam Piva as a weatherman. He learned how to read clouds and interpret them. His knowledge from the elders about reading the heavens fit perfectly into his new job.