In April, 2013 our powerful irrigation well unexpectedly failed. Repeated attempts to repair it cost us our life savings. At the urging of our friends, we launched a make-or-break crowd funding campaign to build a new well that would cost us $150,000. Sixty days later, on January 20, 2014, we miraculously reached our goal all because of the outpouring of support by over 500 caring hearts. The ranch and our bison have been saved and the real work of rebuilding begins. Stay with us as we work through this historic California drought to restore water, reseed, re-fence the biodiverse pasture and haygrounds to a thriving, sustainable 100% grassfed bison operation.

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Holding Fast to Their Vision: Couple Overcome Challenges Raising Bison
Acres USA, November, 2014

Newsletter Spring, 2012

Newsletter December, 2011

Newsletter July, 2011

Annual Newsletter 2010

Introduction, Bison Genetics Article - The New War Against Bison

Bison Genetics - The New War Against Bison
by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, August 2010

A Brief History of the Evolution of Bison
by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, August 2010

Quarterly Newsletter - Oct/Nov/Dec 09
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Quarterly Newsletter - April/May/Jun 09
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Lindner's Sustainable Menu Planning for Carnivores with a Conscience™

What's in a Word?™

Bison Meat: Nutrition Bonuses

Bison Production

by Lance E. Gegner, NCAT Ag Specialist, December 2001
Though published some years back by non-profit ATTRA (Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas), this is a good introductory article for those interested in raising bison for meat.  Includes an abundance of resources and associations, (some may contain outdated contact info.)

Dear potential grassfed bison producer

Our Story: Sustainable Appetite, Sustainable Passion

Grass Fed Awakening

The Ripe Stuff
Audubon Magazine, March, 2006

Book Now Available - Order Now

"Standing into the Storm” is a heart story, made astronomically more poignant because it's true. This is the untold story about the integrity food movement -- the sheer passion and persistence required to bring healing food to the culture. Behind the scenes of every integrity food producer is a story of finding heart, not losing heart, filling hearts. Kathy Lindner captures the drama and soul of heritage food like an Indian Chief protecting his village from the Seventh Cavalry. Few people have the privilege of living out such conviction and care. As I read this nurturing story, wiping tears many times, my heart yearned for everyone who cares to immerse themselves in these pages. It speaks to your heart.
- JOEL SALATIN, Polyface Farms,
Swoope, VA



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