Ranching – Farming – Nature – Animals – Hiking – Fishing – That’s us!
Howdy! Welcome to our little, but not so little ranch. Want to know a little bit about us do ya?! No problem, let’s begin.
Our typical day on the ranch?
There isn’t a typical day here on the ranch, and that’s what we love the most about it. Cattle must be checked multiple times per week throughout the year.
When the winter time comes around, the cows begin calving, so have to check upon them on a daily basis. At the same time we have to put out hay regularly to minimize grazing the cattle on that winter ryegrass. Once the spring and summer come a rolling around, we do our heard health measures, also perform the pasture maintenance and cutting of the hay. As fall comes around, we continue working on the hay, and then we transition into planting the winter forages. We rinse and repeat every year. Oh and we do auctions throughout August for calves and such.
A word of advice!
Don’t operate machinery when it’s wet! Unless you’re trying to ruin expensive machines. Getting a tractor stuck in mud is no fun let me tell ya.
Work-Life balance on the ranch?
To tell ya the truth, when you’re taking care of something you love and doing something you love, it’s an amazing feeling. Don’t get me wrong, the days are labor intense. Ever try building a fence around a ranch? It’s tough! But with the right people around ya, the unmatched camaraderie and your family, it can also be a team building exercise. Which it all really is at the end of the day.
Why we put up this website
We thought it’d be fun to document and share our knowledge, something to reflect upon long down the road and pull up with the family. It’s our little attempt at fusing the ranch life with the modern internet obsessed culture. We heard there is a lot of interest in the city these days when it comes to urban farming and whatnot. People trying to learn to farm and garden. So if someone can use what we’ve learned over generations, we’d be happy to help. Who knows we may even meet up over a beer at some point in life!
Here are 5 reasons we will never give up the ranch life!
- The work is worth it’s weight in gold
- We are making a difference in the world
- Agriculture is beautiful
- We love what we do!
Thanks for stopping by!