Consider about how far can a buffalo run. The ways of the buffalo can give us simple truths. Try being yourself, the largest mammal remaining on the continent. You might be found on the red earth bank of a river in Oklahoma. The native meadow lay before you with lush prairie grasses making their nutritious seedheads. Sunflowers and gayfeathers are bountiful. As you graze, the daytime heats up into an afternoon thunderstorm. Bolts of lightening crash down by your side. Being very scared, all your family of brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles, mom, dad and your great grandmother take to the hoof running. All run with you ‘til dark and most end up in Texas around Waco on the Brazos River. Others in the tribe ran a different way and were never to be seen again. Being the kind of day it was and the type of breakfast we had up on the Red River, well the truth of the matter is those seeds just didn’t digest very well. Some were laid out in little piles on the ground by the banks of the Brazos. We didn’t know anything about bagged fertilizer back then, but those Black-Eyed Susan seeds readily sprouted. You could hear the young sprouts mentioning to the old time residents that they felt at home and looked familiar, as in family. We buffalo spoke among the Black-Eyed Susan sprouts that autumn and then again to the flowers in the spring. The bees and the butterflies were buzzing around mixing up the pollen grains of the new black-eyes with the old black-eyes and all the neighbors got to know each other. And just maybe the slightest little chromosomes were exchanged, thanks to us and the bees. The newcomers from the Red River contributed a little strength to protect from cold snaps that come along with those blue northers. The Red River black-eye was accustomed to cold weather. And What is a Native? Native American Seed harvests and sells only the seeds native to the eco-regions on the centerfold map in this catalog. We do not offer any seeds from India, China, Peru, Germany or Chile. We encourage people to consider planting original prairie species. What could be better? What could be smarter? What could be more sustainable? Native American Seed • 325 446 3600 48