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October 07, 2016


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Fall Colors On The Prairie

The prairie is dressed in its fall colors, from deep rich contrasts to soft pastels, it is truly a beautiful sight to behold. And, much like the prairie, the buffalo are changing too, putting on their fall coats and colors. Here are a few snapshots of our very lucky view! Enjoy and Happy Fall. Jill

Bison Bull in Fall

Buffalo in Fall Pasture

Buffalo Calf

Praire Landscape

Bison Calf

Bison on praire

Young Buffalo in Yarrow

Bison Herd on Prairie



October 08, 2016

Thanks, Jill! Not quite like fall here in Seattle.

Eleanore Moe

October 08, 2016

Your last photo is one for history, Jill. You and Dan are extraordinary folks accomplishing an extraordinary life style.

Bob York

October 08, 2016

Awesome photos Jill. So enjoy them and your blog

Janis Blimling

October 08, 2016

The fall colors ARE exquisite. I was in SD last week for the “buffalo” roundup at Custer and the
Volksmarch at Crazy Horse. We drove to Devils Tower through Spearfish Canyon and the yellow aspens were beautiful. I had hoped to stop at your retail store to thank you for your delicious meat, but we never made it back to Rapid in time. Going to Badlands, Wind Cave and Mt Rushmore were all day excursions. You are so blessed to live there.

Keith Lewis

October 08, 2016

Thank you Jill. What beautiful photos! And timely too, since I am just sending Wild Idea’s web address to a new friend.

Rhonda Callahan

October 08, 2016

Jill, you captured the feel of fall on the prairie with your photos beautifully. You are very lucky to be able to grab your camera and head out to get such beautiful shots of such wonderful wide open spaces…especially striking with your grazing buffalo. Love the fall colors of the yellow Cottonwoods, purple asters, bleached colored grasses, browns of the buffalo, and of course the bluest of blue skies. Thanks for sharing your prairie and buffalo photos. I always look forward to seeing them! " Here’s to the fall, my favorite time of year!" Take care, Rhonda

Jill Hammond

October 08, 2016

Be still my heart, such beauty.

Elisabeth Burnand

October 08, 2016

Bravo, les photos sont juste magnifiques!! Un grand plaisir pour les yeux.:-)

Bob Hiatt

October 08, 2016

As a former resident of South Dakota, I’m always delighted to see pictures of the west river landscape, particularly when buffalo are included.


October 08, 2016

Gorgeous – as always, Jill. What an absolute visual treat! I love the calf, smelling the flowers – we should all take time, to do that. It’s a very engaging reminder. The very first photo is stunning – it’s such an apt depiction of Fall.


October 08, 2016

Thank you for the pictures of beauty.

Nancy Breznay

October 08, 2016

The photos are beautiful and the buffalo look very happy and content.

Laurie Hamilton

October 08, 2016

It’s always a treat to see your pictures! Can never get too much of the rolling prairies to the north of me.

Bob Watland

October 08, 2016

Beautiful pics you and your family have a great day and God bless. Love your product.

Gregg Siewert

October 08, 2016

great images; thanks for posting

Kenneth James & Leslie Terry

October 08, 2016

Great photos Jill! especially the yearlings.

John Ziskowski

October 08, 2016

On 9/12 I was flying over the Rockies to San Francisco and noticed red streaks on the mountains….maybe the aspens appear to be brick red from 37,000’ …..then I saw a winter wonderland in the vicinity of Yellowstone…1st snow fall of the season there….a beautiful sight in clear flying weather.

Jane C. Murphy

October 09, 2016

Wonderful photographs Jill! Dale and I can’t wait for our visit to the ranch! Thanks for the incredible buffalo burgers and dogs yesterday – what a great morning in South Dakota!


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Markus Erk

October 13, 2016

Nice work there Jill – It don’t get much better than this!!

Ruth Waddington

October 14, 2016

You are an artist with your camera. You’ve magically captured the serenity of the prairie in one of the most beautiful and tranquil seasons of the year when plants are going to sleep before winter. Can’t wait to see your winter photos.


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Mary e girard

October 21, 2016

Beautiful Fall, winter here today. First snow of the season in Anchorage.

Fee Jacobsen

October 22, 2016

Thanks for sharing the beauty, Jill.

Vernon Cross

October 22, 2016

Excellent views of your fall foliage and panoramas. Just did a short break to the Mogollon Rim country to appreciate a little of the same. Now back at work in Baja Arizona off the Rim and talking to a trucker at work here who is from Salt Lake and the Wasatch Front. He assures me he will look into ordering a quarter bison to prepare himself. I have not ever waxed so glib about the monumental undertaking of the heart you at Wild Idea continue to promote. Jason obviously embraced the messages in your blogs with enthusiasm, and says he’ll be spreading the word in his home state. I hope you begin to see more orders from the Wasatch Front region, if not blessed with a bunch there already.


November 04, 2016

Your pictures remind me of my old home next to the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma, especially the ta tonkas. Thank you, once again.

Bob Mahoney

November 13, 2016

thanks much Jill Esther and I sure miss the Prairie I look forward to returning home when the vacation days allow us the pleasure. We had a great time when we were home last. Miss you people, will pass the word forward.
Thanks again Bob and Esther

Danny Lee Ladely

November 15, 2016

Those are beautiful photographs so thanks for sharing them. I enjoy your bison and fully intend to visit your ranch one day. I now live in Lincoln, NE but grew up in western Nebraska in a little town called Gordon. My family and I spent a lot of time in the Black Hills and we had relatives living in Rapid City so we visited there a lot. I went swimming many times in Evans Plunge in Hot Springs. I miss being there so we are planning a visit sometime next year. See you then.

Michael Boggia

November 29, 2016

Love those pictures and the bison. Magnificent animals of the planes. Glad you are promoting them. Much healthier meat than domestic cattle. Love seeing them in their natural habitat. Have a wonderful Christmas.

John Bryant

November 29, 2016

Lovely pictures Jill. Thanks for the views of the West…<)’; )) Tip my hat to You.

Patricia McIntyre

November 29, 2016

Beautiful photos! Makes me miss being out in the country so. I lived in northern CA for 43 yrs. and now in southern CA … just not the same. The nature in these photos are so serene. I bet the buffalo are happy, or at least very content. They are beautiful animals and so worth our care….

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