In the Unknown Certainty of Tomorrow It is November 1999. I am standing in the Chico Basin ranch corrals, watching […]
Someone once called my father a rugged individualist, which, as I look back, comes pretty close.
Ruth Rees Phillips was my mother. She was raised in San Antonio, Texas, where she met and married my father […]
For Kit, a loyal companion whose personality lives on today.
What do we mean when we use the term “regenerative agriculture”? In our view, it is a coalescing of people who care and are actively doing something about the ecological problems we face.
Over the years, apprentices have become front and center to Ranchlands’ operations.
I’m a big fan of chaos. I love trying to make sense of things that are halfway out of control. It is the engine that propels life forward, and the best example of chaos in ranching are our brandings.
When I was a kid, the days were long.
I was thinking today about how different spring times can be from one year to the next.
As the days lengthen, drawing winter closer to spring, we begin readying ourselves for calving season, which officially starts for us April 1st and goes into June. In a normal year, eighty percent of the calves come in the first fifty days.