There are no words to describe our first Women In Ranching Fall Tour. My heart is full of joy and happiness. You know when you go to church and you come out feeling high on Jesus, or that feeling you get when you get back from a church retreat? On fire for Jesus! Well, after this event, I am on fire for BEEF! Even though there were some things we had originally planned that fell through, I believe the event was a success.
We started out in good ole’ Decatur Texas. We left the infamous NRS store and made our way for the Bradley 3 Ranch. I have to say; the good Lord was on our side as the forecasted rain held off and we were able to get to tour the ranch. Bradley 3 Ranch sells Angus cattle and even a few Charolais. During the tour, we even had the pleasure of getting to hear Minnie Lou Bradley speak. She was the sweetest lady with a great sense of humor!
One of my favorite things is being able to tour other people’s ranches and see how they have their facilities set up and the way they run their operation. One day, I hope to take all this knowledge and put it into play at my own ranch. On a side note, I decided I definitely wanted to raise bulls after leaving this ranch!
Lakeview, Texas. If you have never been there, you need to go. Only make sure you go on a Saturday evening between 5-9. There is a restaurant called Lakeview Grill. My mouth is watering thinking about the superb meal they provided for us. There is no menu. They serve a salad bar, beans, a ribeye, and potatoes. It is worth the drive no matter where you live and the history of the place just tops it off. We made our way to Amarillo as we stopped there for the night. Sunday morning started out with a nasty drizzling rain. However, as we made our way to Channing, the drizzle stopped and we were able to enjoy the tour of the Barber Ranch. Mary Barber got on the bus and we were able to actually take the bus and drive through the ranch. We were able to get out and see some Hereford’s and Mini Hereford’s before the rain came. The trip began to wind down as we made our way to our last stop. The Pullen-Mayfield Ranch. The hospitality was phenomenal. The information that I was able to learn over the weekend was something that can’t be taught in the classroom.
I am so grateful for the opportunities to visit ranches and meet and empower women in the industry. One of my favorite things was to sit on the bus and just talk to the women I met on the trip. I love hearing and learning about them and their operations. Thank you to all the ladies that attended! I am already looking forward to the next one.
I am looking forward to this coming weekend, Texas CattleWomen Fall Convention at the Texas Beef Council Offices!
On a side note, the tooth fairy came to visit our house while I was gone. My baby isn’t so much of a baby anymore!
As always share some love, the world could always use a little more love!