Growth of our Land by Ranching & Silvopasture Practices
Enhances our Production of:
Livestock * Homemade Food Products * Dairy * Fruits & Vegetables * Honey
We have 2 Dexter cows, 3 Dexter heifers, 1 Dexter Cross Cow, and 1 Dexter Cross Heifer.
Our heifer Lucy Lou will be 1 year in December. In the early part of 2022 we plan to join Lucy Lou with Charlie Brown and hopefully we will have a healthy baby in the fall! Our 2nd heifer is Penelope Lane and is just the cutest little calf ever from Miss Monaco!
Our Dexter Cross Cow (1/2 Dexter, 1/4 Low Line, 1/4 Hereford) is Miss Betty Rock. Miss Betty was born in 2019 and has calved 1 baby. We received Miss Betty from a young 4-H participant who put all whole lot of time and energy into training her. Training has made her a dream to work with! Miss Betty's baby is still owned by the 4-H young lady and is being trained for show - he is a very handsome and smart young calf. Miss Betty was bred to Mr. Charlie and they produced the sweetest little heifer Shania Twain! She is an adorable horned red solid red calf! We were sending Miss Betty to the processor - we might just hold on to her a bit more!!!
We gained 2 Dexter cows in the fall from our friends down the road. Miss Music and Miss Monaco. Both of these cows are now registered under 4BR with the American Dexter Cattle Association (ADCA). It was a unique situation that brought these cows to us - one that gained us a friendship and the sweetest herd ever!
Miss Music came with her steer calf, which we have named Woodstock (Beefcake if you ask my husband and son). His disposition is amazingly friendly and curious - trademarks of the Dexter breed. He is about half grown and we suspect will be ready for butcher in March of 2023!
Pictured below: Miss Betty Rock (White Face) and Miss Lucy Lou
We have 2 Dexter Bulls. Mr. Charlie Brown is our red horned bull. We and our friends up north are working on registering him with the American Dexter Cattle Association (ADCA). He is the sweetest little bull who loves his chin scratches.
Mr. LeDoux is our naturally polled dun colored bull. He is a big ole cuddle bug with a sweet disposition. Mr. LeDoux is currently for sale - see below!
Pictured below: Mr. Charlie Brown
We are currently working on building our beef supply and do not have any cattle for sale; however, if you are interested contact us and we will see what we can do. When we do have cattle for sale, you may purchase the cattle for butcher (pay the price of the cattle and the butcher fee) or as livestock. Prices vary based on breed and status for ADCA registration.
Dexter cattle are an amazing 1st-time cattle owner breed! Smart and gentle, this breed would be amazing for 4-H/FFA projects. The meat is a deep red color that is marbled just right - often sought out by gourmet restaurants and often preferred over Wagyu beef. Our Dexter beef is fed primarily grass and forage from the ranch. We have used some grain or treats to do a bit of training in some cases (like when Mr. Charlie thought it would be a good idea to roam around the valley eating the nice green lawn grass at our neighbor's house). However, the grain usage is kept to a minimum (a training treat) to preserve the quality of our beef - and also the health of our cattle. However, we have learned that these cattle love apples - so when we have apples that is the choice treat!
Mr. LeDoux is our naturally polled dun colored bull. He is a big ole cuddle bug with a sweet disposition. Mr. LeDoux is currently for sale! Check out his video on You Tube! Mr. LeDoux, also known as High Pines Ledoux is registered through the American Dexter Cattle Association (ADCA) - his sale ad through the ADCA is pending.
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*All our herds are closed herds at this time*
We currently have 1 breeding pair of pure American Guinea Hogs, 1 American Guinea Hog Boar and 1 American Guinea Hog Cross. Miss Patty Piggy is our AGH Cross. We made the decision to keep her a part of our breeding stock based on temperament and quite honestly, her siblings were delicious. She is the sweetest pig and loves her belly scratched - if she had it her way, her belly would be scratched all day long...
Our 2 boars and 1 sow of pure AGH breeding stock share the same great personality as Miss Piggy. We have one male that is about a year old, Kermit the Hog, and another that is about 9 months, Ernie. They both have quite the personalities and love their scratches and pets. Ernie is a tad shy compared to Kermit, but as sweet as can be. Both boars are still together, as they love cuddling in the sleep pile and keep each other warm. One of our females is Anabelle Sox. She has a little white spot in the shape of a heart on her nose, and white socks on her feet. She is quite the feisty girl, yet still as sweet as can be and loves to be pet. Poor Anabelle Sox didn't make it through the winter of 2022 - leaving us with one pure AGH sow named Rosie.
Weaned Piglets (14 weeks of age): Available starting Mar 2023
Pictured below: Miss Anabelle Sox
We currently do not have any American Blackbelly Sheep. A registered breeding pair will eventually return to the ranch as, regardless, of age or gender, these sheep taste amazing! In addition to tasting fantastic, the sheep did a fantastic job mowing the front lawn, were social with the horses, cattle, and pigs, and have helped grow some pasture out in the far fields.
We do not have any Sheep for sale at this time.
We currently have a new breeding pair of Black Slate Turkeys - a heritage bird that produces a smaller but delicious tasting meat. We hope to begin hatching early spring.
We have a great variety of chickens - most of which are heritage dual purpose birds. We occasionally will purchase cornish hens - fast growing, but delicious, meat birds - for processing and sale.
Our chickens are great egg layers - most of the time. We have barred rocks, wyandottes, leghorns, orpingtons, and easter eggers just to name a few. Our chickens help in the garden and orchard when they are needed. The chicken coops are quite large and designed to try and keep the hawks out. When we are able, we let the chickens roam outside of the coop - but those hawks are just relentless. Braeden's winter project is to make some chicken tractors for spring.
We have 4 regular egg customers, which is keeping us at a perfect egg level. However, when we do have extra eggs, mainly in late spring into the summer, we will have them for sale at our Mobile Market.
We are working on perfecting our poultry processing and packaging capabilities for sale to the public. Depending on the time of year, the processed birds might be meat birds (such as cornish cross) or heritage meat birds (such as orpingtons, brahma, wyandotte, and New Hampshire reds)