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February 23, 2018


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Buffalo Winter

Photos by Jill O'Brien

The prairie winter continues. Here are a few winter Buffalo images, along with other photos on the ranch. 

Lone Bison Bull

Winter Country Road

Gold Finches in winter

Bison Herd Winter

Geese Fly Over

Buffalo Calf with Mother Winter

Winter Rabbit

Bison in Winter Storm

Winter Buffalo Fence

Buffalo Watering in Winter

Colton Jones



Theresa L Anderson

February 24, 2018

Love all the pics !!!!

Susan Johnston

February 24, 2018

Wonderful pictures of your bison & ranch surroundings ! You are incredibly blessed to live n such a beautiful place !

Tim Drennen

February 24, 2018

I’ve been following Wild Idea for years, glad you’re still working at it
The pictures remind me of growing up in Eastern Montana and the time a Buffalo cow charged the fence at Golden Gate Park and I was face to face with an angry mother
Stay warm

Patsy Parentice

February 24, 2018

Wonderful pictures. You should sell some of the bison on your website!

Kevin McDermott

February 24, 2018



February 24, 2018

Thank you for sharing all this beauty!

Jim Lawley

February 24, 2018

Hello. I am a good friend of Yvons. Wondering if you can ship your product to Canada? Thanks Jim Lawley


February 24, 2018

What a nice way to start a snowy day here in Central Oregon. Thanks Jill

Jim newton

February 24, 2018

Perfect start for a winter morning. Thanks


February 24, 2018

Great photos, Jill! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Richard day

February 24, 2018

love the pictures…..makes me feel cold.


February 24, 2018

That rabbit! He is pissed she’s being disturbed!


February 24, 2018

Beautiful thank you! I love the wild rabbit photo, Especially.

Rebecca Hanson

February 24, 2018

Very demoralizing week. I really needed the reminder of beauty. Blessings. I am back to Center.


February 24, 2018

Great photos! -so peaceful.

john Collier

February 24, 2018

What beautiful Winter pictures…!!!! Well Done..!!! thanks for sharing…!!!

Danny L Ladely

February 24, 2018

These photos are awesome. Are there prints for sale?

Jim Harwood

February 24, 2018

Beautiful reminder of winter for California fans of Wild Idea.

Eric Burr

February 24, 2018

Judith Schwartz’ book: COWS SAVE THE PLANET – AND OTHER IMPROBABLE WAYS OF IMPROVING SOIL TO HEAL THE EARTH may also be of interest to Buffalo fans.


February 24, 2018

Magnificent photo of where the road meets the horizon. Absolutely stunning. I believe pink skies are a message – I just haven’t figured it out yet – but I always feel that it is personal.
It’s going to take a while, for Lincoln’s legs, to reach those stirrups but, as fast as time flies, it will probably be no time at all.
Thank you, for all the lovely photographs. The birds are delightful.

jill / Wild Idea Buffalo Co.

February 24, 2018

Thanks Friends. Good Idea on prints for sale! ;) I am currently working on a selection that we will add to our gift store.
On rabbit image specifically, he or she had been working on eating the leaves off the branch and every time the rabbit would grab the branch and give one of the leaves a tug the snow would shower around it. Love that image too – but the best part was witnessing it!

jay garwood

February 24, 2018

Great pictures. Reminds me of how beautiful South Dakota and the west river is.

Don Rusch

February 24, 2018

Having prints of your photos available is wonderful…looking forward to seeing them…Don


February 24, 2018

Jill, thanks for sharing your photography talent. Your photos bring a sense of calmness.

Jane Baile

February 24, 2018

Your winter may be rough and you may need to get away from it sometimes, but it certainly has its beauty too. What a pleasure seeing in winter the bison we saw last June. How they can adapt! Thanks for sharing the pics with us.

tom Kovalicky

February 24, 2018

Jill and Dan: Love the photos and bringing the memories of growing up in Montana…So glad to see Buffalo honored again..Keep er Going tomk

Barb S

February 24, 2018

Stunning photos of a magical place and of majestic creatures I can only dream of. Thank you so much for sharing. You’re amazingly talented.


February 24, 2018

Some very nice photographs. I wanted to download one for my desktop. Could you save them in Higher Resolution (more Pixels length x width) Please. These look limited and stunted like Instagram does to all their photographs (which is why I do not utilize Instagram)

We Luv your product and your Conservation and Vision.

Bob Watland

February 24, 2018

Fantastic photos, great product, have a great day. God bless you and yours.


February 24, 2018

Yearning to go home❤️

peter white

February 24, 2018

Great original photography!! pete.

Pamela M Corcoran

February 24, 2018

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos, Jill. Every time I see your photos, I want to jump in the car and head West. Twelve hours from Central Wisconsin to Wall……….

Jean Luc

February 24, 2018

I like buffalos and I would like to see them on their land. Thanks for your photos Jill .
Thanks from France

Jamie Stone

February 24, 2018

Beautiful majestic creatures and wonderful winter scenes

Lan Evenson

February 24, 2018

Beautiful photos Jill, The rabbit, the horefros, buffalo and of course the boy on his horse. So special all of them. All my best wishes to all of you at the ranch.

Robert Jaffe

February 24, 2018

Really beautiful pictures Jill. You really have goldfinches in the winter?


February 24, 2018

Love your photos & your book.


February 25, 2018

Such beautiful captures of nature’s gifts. Thank you for sharing.

Pat O'Brien

February 25, 2018

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them.

cindy Lou

February 25, 2018

thank you

BillBob Fox

February 25, 2018

Images so crisp I can smell the air! Thank you for these, we wear flip flops in our winter so it’s beautiful and magical to see this world.

Ardis Moonlight

February 26, 2018

Thank you for sharing these fine photos—you’ve brought the cold in the images!


February 26, 2018

Thank you for these breathtaking pictures Jill captured magical moments in her pictures. Every season is beautiful. In winter, the animals have their thick coats and you have to dress accordingly to enjoy and endure the cold weather. However, you all live in harmony even if the temperatures dip below the freezing point. I am looking forward to other set of pictures to help me and others to imagine how you live with your herd and nature all year round. They make me turn green with envy. I wish that I could visit your ranch at least for a day to experience what you do daily.

Kenneth James & Leslie Terry

February 26, 2018

Eureka! Jill as always you capture the beauty of “Wild Idea”with photos as well as Dan does with his words!. Especially like the Rabbit and the “lil buckeroo”. although youve just started him on one of the earths most expensive “Addictions!” OK so its one of the most satisfying as well. Have a good Ride!

Susan Jonkel Llorca

February 26, 2018

Beautiful; makes me homesick.

Earlice Jordan

February 26, 2018

Thank you for sharing the awesome glimpses of life on the ranch!


February 26, 2018

THANK YOU so much for fabulous beautiful photos and all the stories of your past mailings Makes me homesick for the Blk Hills(lived there 1971-79)now in Utah. I learned so much from the Lakota Sioux. Also lived on a 4,000 acre ranch in Sundance Wyoming for one summer where I learned ALL aspects of ranch life…my first roundup-first branding party-learned how to make butter-cottage cheese- preserves-sausages etc. One of the best experiences of my life. I LOVE what you are all doing on your ranch. Being an extreme animal lover/rescuer….I love that you DO NOT use slaughter houses. Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!!


February 26, 2018

Reminds of the best ten years of my life in the Black Hills(1971-1980) was camping in the Badlands heavy rains woke us up early…we walked over a ridge to see how weather was progressing…BOOM…face to face with a bison…we didn’t run-we sat down..remained very quiet and I swear….we were communicating for several minutes….he then snorted and went on his way…….as you know…….it was MAGICAL.

John Hershey

February 27, 2018

Beautiful. Thank you.

Blake and Michele

February 27, 2018

We visited the Conata Basin Ranch in October and delivered buffaloes to your ranch with Doug and Dusty. We were in awe of the beauty of the land at that that time and your winter photos add to our appreciation of the special place you call home to pursue your passion.

Tobey MacQuoid

March 01, 2018

Beautiful photos!

Claude Immer

March 06, 2018

Hello from my snowy Switzerland ,réal winter this year! But,thanks to send your wonderful photos,I wish I could come to your beautiful place.And thanks for what you do for preserving it. Love Claude(


Rock Artiste

March 06, 2018

Beautiful pictures! Do you make calendars?

Chris coleman

March 10, 2018

Thanks Jill. Your beautiful photos even pull in my sense of smell. The super cold, sharp, dry air frosting the inside of my nose. Winter on the plains.

Linda Simmons

March 17, 2018

Just gorgeous! These huge creatures look magical in the winter snow.

Frances Miles

March 21, 2018

Spectacular photos…some of them made me want my jacket. Thanks for sharing….

Patricia Stear

March 24, 2018

Love your work! Do you ever need volunteers for a few days?

Bob York

March 27, 2018

Great photos Jill. Dale Lamphere and I helped Tom Trople and Josh and crew work their Buffalo calves last wkend in the foggy snowy cold weather. Great experience to be up close to these amazing animals. An old country boy loves the conservation and stewardship blog and photos of the ranch that you share. Thank you.

Jamall Acosta-Dale

April 09, 2018

Reminds me of beautiful cold mornings in Rapid City.

Michael Boggia

April 13, 2018

Beautiful pictures of your bison and ranch. Thank you for taking care of these magnificent beasts and keeping the West alive, with its grasses and original “cattle.”


April 15, 2018

Symbols of the west and native Americans. I love to watch and listen to them

Donna Mulder

April 16, 2018

Awesome pic’s Jill… Home sweet Home.

Stephen W Bono

April 26, 2018

Outstanding pictures! You and your family are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful and spiritual home!

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