Cousins Bailey and Madison joined the CA Northcutts for a family trip out to Broad River Bison the day after Thanksgiving. We set out bundled against the cold for our traditional hay ride around the farm, touring Bailey’s Bottom, Madison’s Meadow, Emma’s Pond and Henry’s Hollow snuggled in scarves and stocking caps. Uncle Paul fed the buffalo a few tasty apples and received a slobbery finger for his trouble.
Emma and Henry went on their first fishing expedition this year. Granpa and Henry had gone on a special shopping trip to prepare and came back with a fishing hat and a fancy Spiderman rod. After practicing his casting at the farm the previous day, Henry and Emma were ready to rock.
Our last visit to Broad River Bison was an exciting one. The bison were grazing in a brand new pasture! On previous visits we’d seen them in nearly-bare pasture. With two pastures available rotation is possible, which gives the grass a chance to regrow. The gorgeous green hillside made for some dramatic photos. (Patchy cloud cover helped, too!)
I visited Broad River Bison earlier this summer during a surprise visit and met my Dad’s bison for the first time. They were a little scrawny in the heat of the summer so I was excited to see what they would look like with their winter coats on. Continue reading
As if my surprise appearance weren’t enough, Dad arranged a surprise birthday lunch for my mother at the Wolf Mountain Vineyards. After an afternoon nap it was back to the farm to visit with the bison. They were a bit more frisky this time, thundering down the hill for food. Continue reading
I was in Cary, NC just before Memorial Day weekend this year. I thought it would be a nice surprise to drive down and surprise my mother for her birthday. It was also a convenient excuse to visit the family farm and view the latest addition. Buffalo! Continue reading