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THE END IS NEAR! Well, sort of. Only about 6 weeks left to shop in store here in Goodnight. Come check out the crazy deals; visit the "new" homestead/distribution facility across US 287 - the new home of Herd Wear Online. Need furniture, antique store displays, store decor or some of our Herd Wear signage? ... it all has to go and I am motivated to listen to offers. Remember, June 29-July 6 we will be serving bison deli dogs and burgers lunchtime; music some days --- and if you want to attend the July 5 dinner concert there are a few tickets left. Remember, ticket sale proceeds go to 4 of our local charities. There is a new (easier to swallow) ticket/donation - $50 - that gets you the same "swag bag and goodies" ... lunchtime burgers etc ... but not the fancy dinner July 5 Call or text me if you need clarification (or just to yak!)
Yes, folks ... BIG NEWS. The Texas Historical Commission has bought the store in Goodnight. We will be there through the end of July, 2024 ... and then on line or by phone. No; we are not "quitting" - HERD WEAR will continue. Be sure you are on our email list and also on Buffalo Wool Co's list.
What a whirlwind it has been...

What a whirlwind it has been...

I was going to write up Ron and my road trip to Atlanta GA, to deliver to the Ahlers and Olgletree Auction Gallery 18 (mostly) original works of art by Rev. Thomas E. Mails; Sharon Markwardt, Dan Mitra, Ace Powell ... and others.  These will go up for auction, without reserve, in January.  More on that later .... but so much has happened since the road trip that enough said for now.

Then a quick stop-over at Herd Wear for Mike and Sharon Guli.  

Mike (MJ Guli Designs) does the phenominal bison hide coats and vests - Buffalo Wool Co featured on Thanksgiving day First of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Then there was the whirlwind trip to Las Vegas with my friend and former bro-in-law Randy Shelhorse.  He is retired Air Force 20 plus years of flying every F-4 as well as the SR-71 Blackbird ... and another 28 years on the Seattle Police force.  As with us all, memory is getting "iffy", but we made it, came back to Texas and all he wanted was Texas barbequed beef brisket; got him plenty.

Then the Goodnight Community Thanksgiving dinner.  It has been a tradition here for well over 40 years ... we (all 12 of us) cook and everyone is welcome.  Usually about 100 plus.  That is the blog picture this time.

Then the Texas Bison Association fall conference in nearby Canyon Texas.  Reunited with some old friends, made some new ones, and toured the absolutely state of the art Meat Science lab at West Texas A & M University.  What an experience.  Those kids are our future for making sure that our best kind of protein is safe, well processed and as good as it can be. 

Then, a chance to do some Panhandle goose hunting (and some more to come).  Field testing our socks, the Buffalo Wool Company balaclava, putting my well used ULU boots to good use ... and another hunt tomorrow morning.

Then, Thanksgiving with Theresa, Ron and her extended family at a camp over at Ft. Richardson State Park (Jacksboro, Texas) for an outdoor feast (goose drumettes included) that seemed not to end. 

And now, it will be packing and shipping; taking phone calls and answering questions ... and hopefully doing more video "shopping" calls here at the store (check it out on Youtube ...  here is the cut and paste link) -

So, more pictures, more information, more new innovations with bison fiber and hide all upcoming.  And yes, retirement is being worked on... but retirement is really a state of mind.  Lots of excitement left in these bones.

Best wishes to all (well, almost all) ... always.


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