Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 72

So, cattle towns were midwestern frontier settlements that catered to the cattle industry. The economies of these communities were heavily dependent on the seasonal cattle drives from Texas, which brought the cowboys and the cattle that these towns relied upon. Cattle towns were found at the junctions of railroads and livestock trails. These towns were the destination of the cattle drives, the place where the cattle would be bought and shipped off to urban meatpackers, midwestern cattle feeders, or to ranchers on the central or northern plains. […]

Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 71

Before we dive into this week, I wanted to let you know that I will be back on the road next week headed to meet with cattle producers. I have learned that cattlemen travel in very small circles, mostly from the ranch to the sale barn and occasionally to the feed store. […]

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Ranch Raised – Episode 70

There is just something about a dog. There is something about raising kids and dogs together. And none of this has anything to do with Border Collies. You choose the dog for you and sometimes the dog chooses you! […]

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Ranch Raised – Episode 69

While our Border Collie brigade plays a vital role in the inner workings of our ranch, I will tell you that there is more to having these dogs than just having them round up and push cattle. […]

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Ranch Raised – Episode 68

There are a lot of talented cattle herding dog breeds. I would say that once you find a breed that you click with, you tend to be hooked and that is how I would describe our love for Border Collies. […]

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Ranch Raised – Episode 67

There are a lot of talented cattle herding dog breeds. I would say that once you find a breed that you click with, you tend to be hooked and that is how I would describe our love for Border Collies. […]

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Ranch Raised – Episode 66

Ranch dogs are to ranching, as tractors are to farming….or at least here on the Jones Ranch, we could not imagine life without our pack of 4-legged ranch hands. When it comes to ranch and herding dogs, everyone has their favorite breed that they are loyal to. I can’t say that I have a lot of experience with the Shepards and the Heelers, because we are a Border Collie family through and through. […]

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Ranch Raised – Episode 65

Nothing makes my heart swell more than seeing kids in a sale barn! It’s about like seeing kids in church! They may bring a little bit of chaos but the hope for the future that they bring is worth all of the loud footsteps and a few spilled soda pops. […]

Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 64

ALLLLL ABOARD…..
Thanks for coming back to Ranch Raised!
Did anyone else ever watch The Magic Schoolbus show on PBS growing up?
As an adult and parent, now, I think back to that show and how genius it was. Miss Frizzel saw a learning opportunity in even the most ordinary situations.
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Ranch Raised

Ranch Raised – Episode 63

So, I have more than just kitchen recipes up my sleeve. Just like some people like to tinker in their shop or garage, I like to tinker and make everyday household products that are cleaner and work better for my family. […]