Got my buffalo hide - had to go nearly to Burleson but it was worth it - it's Beautiful! AND I think I made a new friend - Cecil Miskin. He and his family not only raise buffalo (bison) but they also market all manner of buffalo fiber products and hides. Their company is called "Buffalo Gold Premium Fibers" and their website is HERE.
I saw samples of some of the knitted products and the softness is indescribable. They claim that the fibers are better than wool at keeping in warmth (look how well the buffalo survive with it!) I tried on some gloves that leave the fingers uncovered and I have added them to my Christmas wish list for fly fishing and camera work in the mountains....hint hint, Mom!
This afternoon I tied a strap around PJ's lower jaw and rode her bareback with just the strap and my legs to guide her, as an Indian would. No problem - she kept her head nice and low, and wasn't spooked by the smell of the buffalo hide at all. Of course, nothing spooks that mare, anyway, so I wasn't surprised. Hopefully the wind will lesson tomorrow afternoon and we can get this project underway.
For your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt. Your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue mutters wicked things.