Wednesday, July 06, 2016

A Rare Treat

With temperatures reaching only the low 50's and a 60% chance of rain in the forecast, we all jumped into Brock's truck for today's ride.  Our usual beautiful scenery was highlighted by spectacular cloud formations. 

When Brock and Leola first arrived at our current rv park in East Glacier Park Village, he happened to meet a guy who, during their short conversation, invited us to his buffalo ranch.  He has about 80 buffalo in two herds. Today was the perfect day to see them since he is getting ready to cut hay on the pastures and has the herd bunched up.  

This is the brown herd.

Iconic buffalo bull

White buffalo bull

Our host's pride and joy is his white buffalo herd.  He has 22 white buffalo not counting the calves.

He explained that the calves may be born brown, tan or white, but won't show their true color until they are 6 months old.

A three- ear-old

That white dot just above his hump is the #1 breeding bull.  He disdained to grace us with his presence.  The white bull in the pic above is temporarily in with the brown herd because he wasn't getting enough respect in the white group.  


Three moms with three different age and color calves

Their winter coats sluff off in the summer.

We took our last pix and drove back through the brown herd.

We drove down the road in search of lunch, watching the mountains appear and disappear as the clouds shifted.

This little cafe served breakfast all day.  Three people had breakfast. Our host and I had the good sense to have buffalo burgers for lunch. 

After a nice lunch and pleasant conversation, we thanked our host for the wonderful opportunity to view buffalo close up and personal, then he went back to work and we drank in more scenery on our way home.

Tomorrow, weather permitting, we will be back on the bikes.

Louise and Duane

1 comment:

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

WOW...y'all hit pay dirt. We have never seen a white buffalo. What a treat indeed.