Ok – this is how we entertain ourselves when the weather is subzero and we’re out feeding the buffs, with Christmas carols playing on the radio! Inspiration (or desperation) abounds! Other ideas welcome – I’ll see how many of them I can match with photos :). We started this last year, so I thought I’d repost those we did last year interspersed with some new ones this year. So send me some catchy Christmas song titles!
Bison Photography Fun with Yahoo Travel Jo Piazza and Travel Blogger Jackie Laulainen! November 23, 2014
We were flattered to find that Jo Piazza (Yahoo Travel) wanted to visit us here at Bison Quest, even though it’s winter, it’s cold, and it’s snowy. But she and Jackie Laulainen (travel blogger) came for a visit anyway – and we had a blast. Of course, the buffs are all photogenic and were happy to pose for the gals to take as many pics as they wished. Watching (and photographing) Jo and Jackie taking selfies was priceless. See you gals in June!
Garden Salad – literally! July 12, 2014
We may have to wait until July, but even we can garden here at 6000′ in Montana’s mountains! We’re so excited to be finally getting strawberries this year. And I even added some “weeds” – both lambsquarter and volunteer violets abound in the garden and taste great.
Helicopter Eagle Nest survey – how we do it. June 8, 2014
For those who are curious, here’s how we try to determine the number of golden eagle nests in an area (for those concerned about tax dollars, these aren’t. This is money from oil and gas leases, which is fitting since they are some of the issues causing the problems.)
Golden eagles need either cliffs or very large trees to nest in (Bald eagles nest primarily in really big trees near water). So to find Golden Eagles (the primary target of this study) here’s what we do:
Get up in the morning, grab a bite to eat, and run out to the pasture to catch a helicopter to work. We’re doing Golden Eagle surveys this week :)!
New Buff Babies at Bison Quest! April 30, 2014
The last week of April and the first week of May are the big baby buff weeks here! Here are Emma and Gracie with their new little ones last week.
Bison Quest Drive In – We drive in and the bison calf jumps on! January 5, 2014
This youngster isn’t big on waiting for the hay to come to him. Once we arrive, he jumps on the trailer and rides while I drive. Craig throws hay off of the front of the bale while the youngster snacks on the back. It’s a buffalo sort of “Drive In Dining.”