Sunday, January 2, 2011

Helpin' the Neighbor

Our neighbor called this evening.  Asked the husband if he would put out hay for him.  Neighbor hurt himself and couldn't do it.  Of course, the husband told him.  So off he went to take care of it.  I ran out to the road to take pictures cause he's not hayin' just any 'ol regular thing, he's hayin'....

buffalo!


The neighbor got some a few years ago.  I think he said he took them in a trade for hay or farming.  Neighbor does a lot of trading.


Hayin' them is easy though.  Just dump the bale over the fence into their hay ring.


They seemed very excited!  And this one below, has a gigantic head!


I hope they have babies.  He had one a couple years ago.  It was too cute.  And they are an attention getter around here.  We don't usually have much traffic.  But you can always tell when someone new comes down the road, cause they usually go real slow .  Or turn around to come back and get a second look.

17 comments:

Lacey Jo said...

That is just too cool to have them so close! I was traveling through Colorado, by Nebraska and there was a whole pasture full of them. Something ya don't see every day ya know. It was amazing.

Maggie O'Cala said...

wow. Big heads! LOL "Beefalo" meat is to die for!!!

Cowgirl Goods said...

Oh man I would LOVE to have them as neighbors! They are gorgeous creatures.

Shirley said...

Any cutters in the neighborhood? Buffalo are good for cutting practice. The babies are really cute, if there are any this spring you should have some good photo ops.

fernvalley01 said...

as long as they think they have lots of groceries,m they should have a calf.Cool thing about Buffalo is if they are short of feed or sense a drought they wont be fertile for a year or so

Vaquerogirl said...

Some friends of mine who are horse trainers usually keep six or so around. They buy them as youngsters and then 'train' them to use for keeping the Cutting horses fresh. I'll tell ya what though- when my little ol Trail pony first saw them- he blew a gasket!
They aren't friendly either!
But they are 'kewl' looking!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

We drive by a pasture full on the way to town - it is always interesting to check them out (from a ways!) -- is there such a thing as "buckin' buffalo"?? :)

Marge said...

Several years ago there was a buffalo herd near us (we're in west Michigan). The babies were adorable...the parents were HUGE! I loved seeing all of them and so did the grandkids!

lisa said...

I bet they are amazing up close! Love that last picture! Such a nice hubby!

wilsonc said...

Reminds me of all the buffalo herds we saw coming out of Jackson Hole into Yellowstone and on to South Dakota! There were times our car was surrounded by them and all we could do was sit there and let them move on past. Bikers on their way to Sturgis were caught up in that same herd. The rumblings of their bikes started to get the herd stirred up and all they could do was turn off their bikes and sit there as quietly as possible. Pretty exciting time.

the Goodwife said...

There are two folks near here who keep buffalo. Actually three. One northwest of us, one north east of us and one south of us. They are pretty cool, but it makes me sad if they aren't in a huge pasture or something. The ones north east of us are HUGE!!!

the Goodwife said...

I should have said the buffalo northeast of us have huge heads.......LOL! That whole comment just didn't come out right at all.

LindaG said...

How wonderful. Both the buffalo and you all helping out a neighbor.
That's the way it is at our retirement place, but not so much around here.

Hope you all have a great week and I hope your neighbor gets well soon!

CTG Ponies said...

They are huge! We have a couple of farms around here that raise buffalo for meat.

Nicole said...

My dad has buffalo. They are great but being as though they aren't domesticated... they are a little scary.

Paige said...

we have cut on buffalo a lot, so I am used to the smelly bastards. Hard to kill too, in case you ever need to know that.

I do love the bright orange babies though--crack me right up

Rising Rainbow said...

There are a few of them now living at the Tacoma Horsemen's Unit now. I heard they were using them for cutting because they don't become dull like the cows and are easier to keep. Me, I just keep remembering all the buffalo stampedes I saw as a kid in those old westerns. Makes me a bit nervous. LOL

Nice of you guys to help out your neighbor like that.