Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Where The Buffalo Roam

Agnes, a lady in my native plant club has spent years turning the back part of her property into a natural prairie. I think of it as ungardening to have a prairie, but in actuality it has been very hard gardening work. She has had to hunt down, then buy, plant and hopefully naturalize plants that were endemic to her area when it was all prairie. She was talking to her good friend Christine about how she thought it was finally a real prairie. All it lacked was a buffalo. Well Christine, conniving Queen of Gabions, decided she would get Agnes a buffalo for her birthday and called me. She wanted a cut out of a buffalo with stakes on it to stick out in Agnes' prairie. I love welding jobs with gardening themes. Oh yeah, I get all the fun jobs. Here I am with Agnes, out on the prairie, you know,where the buffalo roam.

9 comments:

Tabor said...

That is so cool. What an artist you are. Yes, getting a real prairie started is probably a lot of work. I wonder what birds will visit in the sprint and fall?

Meredith/Great Stems said...

You really have a knack for garden art, Bob. Keep it up!

Bob said...

Actually Meredith, it's always some one elses idea, I just bring it to fruition.

katina said...

nice lookin' buffalo.

ConsciousGardener said...

...and the deer and the antelope play...

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Very cool! I think everyone needs a Buffalo to put in their garden.

Lancashire rose said...

Good for Agnes that she persevered and succeeded. I bought native seed for my septic field and it is nothing but weeds. The buffalo is fabulous Bob and is the finishing touch to a worthy project. I wonder if you were the guy that did the cowboys over my outside fireplace?

Bob said...

Not me Jenny, as I've never done cowboys.

Mamaholt said...

Hey now, that looks harder than a mermaid! How much for a mermaid, Bob, huh? huh?