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Friday, June 19, 2015

On the Road Friday ~ Northstar Bison

Welcome to, On the Road Friday.
Today, we are taking a trip to Northstar Bison, Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

 June 5th our family had the opportunity to tour Northstar Bison.

Northstar Bison is a family owned and operated, vertically integrated enterprise, that was birthed in September 1994 with the purchase of 2 young bison from Bluemound State Park in Luverne, Minnesota, to fulfill a life-long dream. Shortly after, in January of 1995, we added six bred cows which contributed to the growth of the herd to 14. During that time, the decision to market the meat directly was made and formed the distribution division. In pursuit of learning how to raise and produce the highest quality of meat, we realized that 100% grassfed bison was the best all around; good for land, good for the animals and good for people. This became our motto. We determined to make quality product and excellent customer service our primary commitment to our customers.

If you have time, be sure to watch the video tour of the ranch on the website.
It is a great way to learn more about the ranch and see the beauty.

 We went out on a wagon, right into the field with the bison.

Pollen was floating all around during our tour.  
No, you do not see bugs in the air.  It is pollen. 

I love you, Mom!

 Male and female bison have horns.

 Sweet baby!

 Home on the Range

 Thank you for coming along today.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Happy Father's Day!


  1. How awesome to get to ride out there in the wagon! And the babies sure are cute, aren't they! Cows have horns...both male and female, too. Thanks for the links to the farm. Very interesting to learn more about them. Sweet hugs, Diane

  2. I bet that was fun. Amazing ceatures!

  3. Very pretty and interesting. The photos you shared are wonderful. I hope you guys enjoy this special weekend. xo

  4. Wow, I love the wagon ride!
    Your pictures are great, thanks for sharing.
    Happy Weekend Wishes

    All the best Jan

  5. sounds like a neat and interesting trip. The babies are so cute. Have a lovely weekend.

  6. Are those bisons pretty tame? I would be worried of an attack especially with a baby bison in tow. hope that you have a nice weekend.

  7. How beautiful are these shots! And that baby won my heart! What a fantastic outing! Wishing you a lovely weekend! Nicole xo

  8. This is fascinating, Carla! And you have some beautiful pictures!

    We have seen a small group of bison on a farm in Michigan near our house and they are so serene and beautiful. Thanks for the shots!

    Jane x

  9. They are a rather magnificent animal - what a fabulous opportunity to see them.

  10. Amazing to see them so up close, the pics of the baby with the Mom are amazing! Thanks for sharing, as always! You are one amazing photographer!!!!!

  11. Yea, the bison post!!! I hope you had your camera on zoom to get those close up shots. My goodness those are amazing creatures with such huge heads. Love the mama and baby photo. You did great to get such wonderful photos. Bison kinda scare me. But glad to see they have free roaming. Makes me hungry for a bison burger.

  12. LOVE those photos and what an interesting trip. Bison have always fascinated me and I've always worried that they get too hot during the summer. I love the way the look...such gorgeous animals!

  13. What an awesome trip. Good thing though that they did not charge you. Janice

  14. We love seeing buffalo too. That included Blue Mound & Custer S.Parks & the thousands of them at Ted Turners Spanish Creek Ranch in Montana.....

  15. The Bison Looked Like Lots of Fun. The babies are so cute!

  16. Carla, my husband saw the Bison during one of his travels. They are the largest living animal native to North America. Do you know if they are close to extinction? What an unusual looking animal, and your pictures are wonderful of him.


  17. Your photography is excellent Carla.. You are able to portray emotional qualities. It sounds like a lovely way to spend some family time.

  18. What a fun trip! Did the pollen bother anyone in your group? I love the photos of the little baby….so sweet!

  19. What a fun trip! I had never seen a baby bison until now, very neat!! And, I did not know that male and female both had horns... very interesting :)


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