Long Hollow Bison Farm. January 20, 2013Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Dinner with TCR.
Tags: American bison, bison, bison in snow, carnivores, Hadley, Long Hollow Bison Farm, MA
Down in Hadley there’s a place I like to check out once in a while, a farm where American Bison are raised. They’re impressive beasts:
They’re big. In fact, the old bulls are HUGE.
And they take the job of protecting their calves seriously – don’t expect to sneak up on them unnoticed:
They’re majestic in the snow, and look totally at home in the winter weather.
These animals area raised for meat, and if you’re an omnivore, it would be hard to get better meat than this – grass-fed, roaming big fields, protected from predators (other than us.) I know some people object to the practice of people eating animals, but since it’s more common than not with people world-wide who can afford it, I have to conclude that there’s something of nature in it.
I’ve been trying to get a more blizzard-y photo of them, but they’re an hour’s drive away, and while that’s close for us “hill-town people,” it’s still a dicey drive in a heavy snow.
Time will tell if I succeed.