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Rainy Day Rodeo

After all the glorious rain we’ve had, the drive into town today proved very interesting! In these parts, we call it “4-Wheel Drive Rodeo,” meaning we bucked and twisted our way out of the ranch in 4-wheel-low-differential-locked while dodging the low-hanging tree branches. Jeez, it was fun…

Wyoming Snow!

We’re in the middle of a Wyoming tradition, the annual Mother’s Day Snowstorm. Wet heavy snow falling! Hope we don’t lose too many branches.

Buffalo Skulls for Sun Dance

Buffalo are sacred animals for a number of people, including us. Over the past couple of decades, we have been happy to donate buffalo meat, skulls, and hides for Native American sacred ceremonies around the country. One of our friends came by this weekend to collect skulls for two different Sun Dances, one in South Dakota this summer, and another in Arizona next year. It’s always a good feeling to know that the spirit of the buffalo, present in the skulls, will be cared for and honored.

We had smoked buffalo brisket for dinner with Mike’s green-chili-macaroni-and-cheese. Never met anybody who could turn away a second helping of Mike’s mac and cheese.

First bison calf born

Hi All, One of the pleasures of spring in Wyoming is waiting for the birth of the first buffalo calf. Snow Star was born in the middle of a heavy wet snowstorm this morning. He was racing around like the wind within twenty minutes of hitting the ground–which is kind of an amazing thing. Usually their little legs are weak and wobbly for over an hour. Not this little guy. We figure he’s going to be a champion runner. Look out you wolves and coyotes.

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