If one is looking to regenerate the prairie - rain sure does help! In the past two weeks we’ve received almost eight inches of precipitation. Layered with days of warm sunshine, the prairie has turned into a paradise.
Mother's Day at the Ranch
We hope you enjoy this special "Mother's Day Collection" of photos. Wishing all of the mom's, a wonderful Mother's Day.
The prairie winter continues. Here are a few winter Buffalo images, along with other photos on the ranch.
Celebrating Native American Day
Our community is rich in Native American culture and history. Every year they bring their beautiful costumes, music and dance to the streets of Rapid City, for our communities annual Native American Day parade. Here are a few photos of the faces of Lakota Country.
The Art of Bison Persuasion
This past week I had the chance to ride along to bring in a bunch of buffalo from their winter grazing grounds on the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands. Dan and Colton had been bringing bunches in all week and we hoped this was the last group.
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.
Silence Is Golden
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.
Fall Colors On The Prairie
The prairie is dressed in its fall colors, from deep rich contrasts to soft pastels, it is truly beautiful a 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