Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Where The Buffalo STILL Roam

That's how description in the Walktober Calendar of events sponsored by The Last Green Valley read.


"Where The Buffalo Still Roam"
and I was going to see them!!!

Following the GPS' directions, I kept singing Home On The Range until I pulled into the crowded parking lot and scooted the Mini into a small corner spot.


Greeted and given instruction by the owner of the farm and his granddaughters to sign in and register, I got in line like everyone else.  Following the well worn dirt road we began our trek toward his one hundred acre field.  The females and young calves are kept here while the bulls are kept separately as are the yearlings. 


Banging his hand on the five gallon bucket and hollering, the green hill slowly became filled with brown. 

 Some moved slowly while others hastened to get to the fence first.  The old..the young...the inexperienced followed the experienced.
 Primarily grass fed, they have no natural predators here in CT.  The biggest problem the farm encounters is with parasites so they must be rounded up and wormed.  





The yearlings, segregated from the rest of the herd which numbers around one hundred, are located in a separate pasture.  In the distance, I could see #9 looking in our direction.

Outdoors year round and eating silage when grass is not available, they are raised for their meat.


At the end of our tour, we all sampled a cup of buffalo and wild rice soup.  
Delicious! 




"Oh give me a home
Where the buffalo roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard
A discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day."

Have you ever tried buffalo?
It is very low in fat and supposed to be much better than beef.


Sharing another adventure with you and those at



3 comments:

Linda said...

My guys once had a buffalo burger somewhere in Colorado while we were travelling. We always wondered if the restaurant owner was trying to be "trendy." Guess it was real. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Rambling Woods said...

I have had it when I was a meat eater and it is supposed to be better for you.. Awesome animals to be able to see...Michelle

ladyfi said...

How wonderful to see them in real life!

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