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Why Bison Quest? January 11, 2013

Come face to face with nature and wildlife in an eco friendly vacation. Live among bison and study wildlife alongside our biologists-then use what you learn to save our wild world.

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Feeding buffalo one-personed! April 28, 2012

Filed under: About Us,bison,Uncategorized — bisonquest @ 3:54 pm

Craig has been gone for a month working on tortoises in the desert and I’ve been minding the ranch on my own.  In a phone conversation with a friend the other day, she commented, “I get how you feed bison when you have one person drive the truck while the other one throws hay out the back, but how do you do it when you’re by yourself?”  Well, it goes something like this:

 

..and then there are days like today…. February 21, 2011

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Some days start with a bang and we just get soooo much done.  Then there are the days that start like this and you know it’s going to be a long one.

Yup, they're stuck. Again.

 

Sweetpea – the rest of the story. February 13, 2011

Filed under: About Us,bison — bisonquest @ 2:06 pm

Sweet feed for the Sweetpea

Well, I’ve never gotten quite so many emails over a post so I figured I’d put an end to the suspense.  The easiest way to bring you up to speed on the Sweetpea saga, is to show you this little clip :). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5EIWogWkDE

 

We’re wasting electricity – turn on the dishwasher! April 8, 2010

Deer and solar panels

Deer and solar panels

It’s a sunny, breezy day here on the ranch, and Craig just came running into the house yelling, “Turn on the dishwasher – wash some clothes – turn on the lights!  We’re wasting electricity.”  Is this an odd sentence to you?  If it is, then it’s obvious that you don’t have solar panels or a wind generator hooked up to your house.  We have both and on sunny, windy days we make TOO much electricity and, if we don’t use it, it has to just be dissipated.  We aren’t hooked up to “the grid” so we can’t “sell” the power back to the power company – we have to just let it go. We’re looking into getting an electric vehicle of some sort so we can use this extra electricity.  Days like today, we just look at each other and say, “why doesn’t everyone do this?”  I guess it just makes too much sense in a country where everyone is used to relying on big corporations to take care of them.

 

“Earth Hour” at Bison Quest is year round! March 27, 2010

Filed under: About Us,ecology,wildlife — bisonquest @ 7:23 am
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Our deer and our solar panels get along just fine!

I mean, what's not to like?

Today World Wildlife Fund is promoting the idea of “Earth Hour” -a call for action on climate change by asking for everyone to turn off their lights for one hour tonight (even the Las Vegas Strip is going dark!) and not use energy coming from climate impacting sources.  As individuals who believe in clean energy, I think it is up to us to take personal action as well as legislative. We run our entire home off of wind and solar and it’s not hard, complicated or more expensive in the long run. We need to learn to think along the lines of energy independence, not just from foreign oil, but from big energy corporations as well. Put thousands of solar panels up in the desert and you destroy thousands of acres of wildlife habitat. Put thousands of solar panels on thousands of homes and you have energy independence!  One of the misconceptions of solar and wind as “clean” energy, is that they aren’t damaging to the environment.  While the individual structures are pretty benign, when you put up thousands over 40 square miles, that makes one heck of an impact.    And they are often hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles from where the electricity is going to be used.  I realize that some of these projects are inevitable, but we could drastically downsize them if we could just get individuals to realize that we don’t HAVE to have a big energy corporation sell all of our energy to us.  We can make our own!

 

Of mice and men. February 8, 2010

Filed under: About Us,bison — bisonquest @ 4:10 pm

After 20 years of faithful service and surviving 2 teenage drivers, our S-10 pickup succumbed to a mouse. A chewed wire shorted out and caused a little engine fire while feeding the buffs one morning a mile from the house.  Here Craig inspects the damage after putting out the fire with snow, while an excited calf merrily bounces around them.  Sigh.  At least someone finds it entertaining.

Bouncing baby and not so bouncing truck.

 

 
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