Thursday, July 31, 2014


We planted silver buffaloberry, a hardy native shrub, in a windbreak five years ago. As their primary caregiver, I haven't been enthused about their unsociable thorns. But the buffs' profusion of blossoms and berries have begun to make a more favorable impression. 

Tribes in the Northern Plains used buffaloberries to make medicine, jelly, and a condiment for buffalo meat. More recently, scientists have recently determined that the berries contain so many antioxidants that they qualify as a superfood. 

The many songbirds that frequent our Silver Buffaloberry Cafe must be super healthy!

               Shepherdia argentea

"A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones." --Proverbs 17:22 NKJV 

1 comment:

  1. I just read your story in the farm progress magazine , the story on thehorse therapy trip. IT WAS great, so i check out your blog! There i for d out your from Cody Wyoming. I love theBible verse with each blog! Keep up blog so Iran check in now and then!
    Do you happen know a horseshoer Kyle Knock? Was the Cody you talk of his son? i am from Colorado where they used to live! I LOVE your blog!,