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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"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

a journey from industry into grassfed bison ranching and a call to reclaim our agrarian heritage

"This courageous and triumphant story shows how returning to Mother Nature's model of raising animals results in healthier food, healthier animals, and a life that is more rewarding for ranchers. When bison eat grass, their native diet, everything begins to fall in place. Kathy and Ken Lindner's decision to walk away from convention and raise bison according to their convictions has lessons for all of us."

- Jo Robinson, author of Pasture Perfect (2011)
and founder/director of

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