The White Buffalo


A herd of buffalo. 

A fairly common sight driving through South Park in Colorado…on the way to skiing in the mountains.  Not nearly as common as seeing herds of cows, and much more nostalgic…definitely something to wake the kids up to see.  But still, common enough to see them once every 4 or 5 times we drive through.

This, however, is not.

I felt like it must have been a good omen, a blessing.  Seeing a white buffalo must be rare, I reasoned, as every other buffalo I had seen in my life was brown.  Buffalo Brown.  But never Buffalo White.

None of the other buffalo stopped to look at me (gawking with my phone camera at the fence on the side of the highway). 

But this one did.

It was awe inspiring.

–  The Goat Cheese Lady 



About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Then I was an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life. Now, after moving to the country, I have embarked on life as a rural farmgirl, complete with my husband, the Animal Whisperer, man of exceptional knowledge and patience, two boys who are louder than my sister and I ever were, a herd of milking goats, a flock of egg-laying chickens and two pet bunnies. Coyotes, mice, country dogs and prairie dogs are frequent visitors. Just 45 minutes north is Colorado Springs, the setting for our first six years in the goat world. Our family. Our city friends. Our introduction to cheesemaking. But we...and our growing farm and soon-to-be creamery...have set up shop down off of Highway 115 in Penrose, Colorado.
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5 Responses to The White Buffalo

  1. Rachel says:

    That is absolutely AWESOME! And very rare…

  2. Melina says:


  3. Cindy says:

    What fun! You are blessed. And so are we in your sharing of it :-)

  4. Ann Cott says:

    Yes, White Buffalo are considered sacred by the Native Americans and for you to have that experience of seeing one is very special indeed.

  5. Shannon says:

    “The White Buffalo are sacred to many Native Americans…The legend of the White Buffalo Calf Woman tells how the People had lost the ability to communicate with the Creator. The Creator sent the sacred White Buffalo Calf Woman to teach the People how to pray with the Pipe. With that Pipe, seven sacred ceremonies were given for the people to abide in order to ensure a future with harmony, peace, and balance.” What a beautiful site you saw!! :)

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