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Most of the photos on this website are taken near our house, which sits in the middle of 40 acres and surrounded by buffalo almost all the way around. But we also have another 117 acres across the road. There we have the larger meat herd with some breeding animals as well.

This page will give you an idea of what that property is like. It is much more hilly, with bluffs, springs, and five ponds. There are also more trees, growing in steeper areas where it is unsafe for a tractor to mow the brush. It is a beautiful property, and it will be a pleasure to take you on a tour. Remember, you can click on the photos to see the picture larger if you wish.

The corral sits in the middle of this property, and is where we bring the animals to sort them for meat, or to work them through the squeeze chute to worm them.

Wild blackberries soon be ripe.

About half of the pastures are on the tops of the hills. This is looking down on a bottom pasture, and you can see the herd in the middle right near the tree line.

These hilltops will revert to woodlands if not mowed, which Leon is starting for the season. The trees are predominantly oak, hickory, walnut, sassafras, and persimmon. Mostly edible you notice, either by people or by the animals.

A bumper crop of wild cherries expected.

Another view from the hilltop above, looking down on the herd.

Amazing crop of wild grapes on the way.

This is one of the five ponds. It is spring fed, shaded, and never freezes or drys up. It overflows into a stream that goes through the corral pen, so that animals locked up there almost always have water from that stream..

Quannah gets best drinking spot.

This is the stream that feeds the pond you have just seen. It comes from a spring in the side of a limestone bluff, but is was too dark this evening to take a photo. It is after 7pm.

One of Quannah's dark daughters.

I've just run into an evening traffic jam. The herd was curious about what I am up to and came for a visit.

All the buffalo are curious. Some are shy and run by at a short distance. Others stop to say hello. I just hold out my hand to them and they touch it with their nose. They are not agressive and I am safe as long as I stay ON the fourwheeler.

The farm itself is beautiful, but it is these buffalo that make it really special. They made my evening by coming to visit.

Their curiousity satisfied, the herd stops at the pond for a couple of minutes before heading out to the pasture for an evening meal before dark.

Another day. The fellow wearing the persimmon branch on his horn is the herd bull, Quannah. He produces beautiful dark children. He also has a very sweet nature, unlike the Georges here at the house pasture.

Early winter, and the trees are bare. But the grass is green all year. It is not growing this time of year though, and hay provides most of the food for the herd.

The spring comes out of these rocks in the side of a hill, and flows down to the pond.