February 17, 2017
As one travels the center of our country the effort to conserve and restore the diversity and natural systems of the American Great Plains is evident. Conservation groups, government agencies, and individuals are hard at work on a thousand projects; from habitat restoration, to
February 10, 2017
It has been a full-blown winter here on the prairie. Since our first snowstorm in early December the snow has continued and the cold temperatures have remained persistent.
The snow is starting to lose its charm and the frigid temps are starting to show in people's personalities. The only thing that seems unaffected is the buffalo and the wildlife.
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January 14, 2017
We live in a land of accidental monuments. Mostly they were erected in the beginning of the last century and were not intended to mark the passage of great events. They were intended to be the beginnings of something. They dot the landscape in the form of leaning or tumbled down buildings surrounded by tree groves dying of thirst. Sometimes there are moldering corrals of rotten boards brought in by trains that no longer run. Sometimes the county road that once led to them is still passable. Sometimes those roads have been over taken by what was pushed aside to construct them. Often there is only a depression that marks the root cellar where precious vegetables were stored for the few years that the dream survived.View article
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January 06, 2017
Bone broth has been all the rage for a few years now. Some say, including doctors that it will help with inflammation, sugar levels, digestive issues, and so on. Although I have not ever tried a steady regimen to know for myself, we do have a lot of customers who seek out the ingredients to make homemade bone broth because their doctors recommended it and they soon swear by it.
December 30, 2016
In the last two weeks we have had two winter storms. The first brought cracked machine pumps, frozen water lines, and busted pipes. The plant was a Santa workshop of repair men. The second storm was delivered on Christmas Day and brought with it freezing rain, high wind gusts, and busted power lines. During times like this it is difficult to see the beauty in winter.
December 22, 2016
The time is nearing and the hustle and bustle is at its peak. For us at Wild Idea Buffalo Company the hustle and the bustle is trying to get out awesome, buffalo meat gift boxes by December 24th. We keep our fingers crossed for good weather, and that all is well with Fed-X and UPS.
December 02, 2016
This week my inbox was inundated by emails including a link to a Washington Post article enumerating the negative effects of converting North America’s grasslands to cropland. For me, there wasn’t much news in the article, as I’m in the final stages of publishing a book on the subject. Still, it is amazing to note that so few people know about a problem that threatens America at its very core.