Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day two in Oklahoma

My FIL gave me a suggestion for a place to eat on our last day. This restaurant has been in business since 1957. HE used to work there back in the day. It is definitely a local older crowd favorite. I think I was the youngest patron :)
The daily specials are handwritten. What does my empty stomach see? Chicken fried Steak.
My mouth was watering for some comfort food. I got salad, Steak, mashed potatoes, country grave and chocolate cake for $ 7.45! Bargain!

It has been rebuilt after a fire but the layout is the same, cafeteria style in the middle. I'm not sure why the big longhorn head on the wall, but it is Oklahoma after all.

Lucas got 2nd in the state with FFA for his raising and ranching of Bison.
They had some new babies born while I was there. Aren't they cute?

So so cute, I had no idea they were born a cinnamon color !

Funny thing about them is they are so cute and then grow up to look like something out of a Wild West movie.

This is the Bull " Big Boy" he is 6 foot tall at the back and close to 2500 pounds. Huge isn't an accurate description.
They free range basically in the front part of the property. When you drive in, they can be anywhere. Big Boy was hanging by the driveway, chillin'. Made me nervous, but it was so cool get up so close to such a magnificent animal.

So while were out with the Mammas and Calves, Big Boy decided to come our way. Instead of walking around, he decided to swim across the pond. Who knew Bison swam?

Well they do ! FIL said that in the summer they play in the pond like a kiddie pool.
FIL sells the meat to local restaurants and local folk. I didn't get to taste any, but I have heard it's really good but has to be cooked right.

Thanks for coming along to my Bison field trip. I think I may go get some buffalo burgers tonight!


Kristina P. said...

I love old diners! And they really are water buffalos, I guess!

The Wife said...

I've never seen a buffalo swim. Huh!

Sharon said...

Oh, that thing is GiHUGIC! Wow! That's awesome that Lucus took 2nd in State! That's so cool! Good for him. I love that restaurant, it's right out of the 50s! What a good deal you got and I love the hand written specials!

:0) Sharon

Rue said...

Awwww.... Big Boy is really cute!

Bison does have to be cooked right or it's mushy, but I'll guess that they know how to do that there ;)


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Mmmm! I've had buffalo/bison burgers before. Yummo! You're right about the cooking, too. Since they are lower in fat, they can be burned really easily.

Did you get out and walk around and pet Big Boy while you were there? I don't think I'd be able to get out of the car. ack!

Congrats to Lucas! That's way cool!


ps, You asked about Sid Vicious being vicious and cooking up anything that would be, but Sid is a nice rooster actually. He's just named after the famous punk rocker, Sid Vicious, because of of his punker dude hairstyle. hehe!

Stephanie said...

I had no idea Bison swam - I mean I guessed they must, but have never seen it or had my hunch confirmed. Great picture BTW - I love that little guy, he is sooo cute!