Surrounded By Buffalo Guests

My studio is tucked into the hillside of a thousand acre pasture, without a fence around it. Over the last two weeks the buffalo have paid me several visits. I've been videoing some of my experiences that I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. And... no, it never gets old.

Erney 1940–2021

Erney Hersman is dead and the world is now a darker place. The call came in earlier this month, the ringing penetrating my dreams at four o’clock in the morning, and I waited a beat before I picked up the receiver. It was the night nurse at the rest home where Erney had been for over a year. “It was another stroke,” she said. “He passed peacefully”.

Our Name, Our Brand

We are delighted to introduce our new logo, and we also have a new website, with updated information and we hope, a more user-friendly shopping experience for you. 

Unbroken Ground

In this short film by Patagonia Provisions, learn more about the important practice of regenerative ranching and farming.

Our Positive Environmental Impact

At Wild Idea Buffalo Company, everyday is world environment day. Our mission is to "Regenerate the prairies while improving our environment and food supply by bringing back the buffalo". The family that started this whole "wild idea" explains the how and the why in this brief video. We hope you give it a watch.

Buffalo Poetry Slam

"I don’t want to complain, to gripe, or to prattle,But there’s no way in hell I’ll go back to raising cattleI’ve changed my perspective on range and on grassAnd in my firm opinion, cows are a pain in the ass..."

Making America Beautiful

Our Cheyenne River Buffalo Ranch is located in the shadows of the Black Hills National Forest - our local "purple mountain majesty", about thirty miles to the west. 

Crazy for Grass & Weed...s!

In celebration of "National Weed Appreciation Day", we offer a far-out view on how we feel about weeds.

Spring Returns with Snow

Spring has arrived and with it well needed moisture in the form of snow! But... we'll take it! We hope you enjoy Jill's spring time, snow photo blog.

The Winter of Our Discontent

I have always thought of myself as a refugee from the clutter and decay of population centers. We live thirty-five miles from the nearest store; thirty-five barren miles is what I was searching for when I moved here. It is something of an animal oasis, a utopian community for people, dogs, and birds. But this COVID winter has threatened our tranquility.

A Year in Review

A year ago, the coronavirus occupied the news waves, and the world was given instructions to wash our hands and not touch our face. A year ago, I packed up my computers and work and caught one of the last “normal” flights to Arizona to assist in caring for my mother.

Meet Chris White Eagle

For the past fourteen years, Chris has (mostly) been an employee of Wild Idea Buffalo Company. He has worked in all positions in the plant and also on the harvest crew. When there was a void, Chris would step it up, seeking out the opportunity for more responsibility and growth. We are delighted to introduce Chris to you today as our new Plant Manager.
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