The Need for Hay

I continue learning many things about farming and ranching; sometimes the hard way. One of my latest lessons is don’t sell hay until you know for certain you can meet your own needs. I don’t regret selling hay this past spring to my regular customers. Nor do I regret selling it for the same price Read More >

How Far We’ve Come

I read an article published in The New American by Mr. Bob Unger, entitled Requiem for America? (you can find this article at This well-written article stirred strong emotions in me. I try to practice what God’s word teaches me; I am to deal with my anger not with righteous indignation but with prayer. Read More >

Going Home

I’m posting two days early this week. We leave early tomorrow morning to take my dad home to Florida. It’s bittersweet as I’m happy his health has improved so much in the past year. We found causes for some of his longtime medical problems, many of which we’ve addressed. My sadness comes from feeling I’ve Read More >

Magic’s Timeout

With new calves on the ranch, “Magic the Donkey” should be on high alert. This year, he’s in timeout instead. For several years I’ve had donkeys intermixed with my cattle for a specific purpose. As social/herd animals, donkeys make wonderful guards against predators such as the coyotes that are so plentiful here in Texas. While Read More >