Today’s photo and opening line were inspired by fellow writer Phylor of Phylor’s Blog!
Photo © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
Finish the story begins with: “They followed the buffaloes and their babies along the trail heading into the woods.” The hunters slowly pushed the group and moved them to the safety of the woods.
This group of buffaloes is very special. Two years back the hunters saw two cows and a bull wandering on their own far away from the big mass of migrating beasts. The three were not interested in moving along. They stayed during the winter and survived. After the winter it was wonderful to see the two cows giving birth to their calves. One had twins, the other only one baby. The mothers were proud of their young. They had enough to eat the whole summer. The small herd did not mind grazing and staying near the hunters camp. Following the group was extra special to the hunters too. Now they had their own buffalo herd. If they kept on looking after them and hiding them in the woods they would grow in numbers and give meat to their small group of hunters.