Saturday, April 19, 2008
For over 6 years, I have been working with Steve and Eileen Cochran on the Cross Shield Ranch.
Just to clarify one thing right off, I'm not a person that works on the ranch like a cowboy. I do their brochures, artwork, photography and computer work, along with making bread and pies for their ranch visitors.
But this was an opportunity to share some of the work that's been going on with them lately, and to give you an opportunity to see some of the characteristics of a working West Texas Ranch.
Steve and Eileen entertain groups from all over the United States and recently hosted a group from Belgium. The visitors experience life from a cowboy's point of view, and get to see the working ranch first-hand.
Everything from horse shoeing, training, branding, rounding up cattle, to a real home-cooked meal made by the folks who know their stuff. You can try cabrito, brisket, chicken and every kind of dessert, including a Texas Peach cobbler made by Steve's sister, Bea.
It's an experience you don't want to miss, and I encourage you to consider droppin' by the ranch, sit a spell, and our good friend Johnny Greer will whittle you a toothpick out of a wooden match for after your meal.
This is the land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord are always on it, from the beginning to the end of the year.