SULLIVAN CREEK RANCH
THE ART OF PREDICTING WEATHER
-WITH FRUIT !
PERSIMMON SEEDS PREDICT THE WEATHER
It has been a snowy, icy, week here in Alabama. But not unexpected. Back in the fall, the persimmons predicted all of it! American Persimmons have seeds and if you carefully split those open, they predict the weather for the upcoming winter.
I had never seen or eaten a persimmon before coming to the ranch. I had only heard the name before when I was a girl. My grandfather would play a song on hisClick here to read more.
THE ART OF HERDING CATTLE
IT IS BOTH SCIENCE AND ART
HERDING CATTLE LOOKS SO EPIC AND ROMANTIC ON TV.
You have the cowboys on their horses riding around in the open ranges. Ropes twirling over head, leather chaps flapping, cowboy hats casting shadows over dark eyes of the perfect grown out scruff over a strong jawline of a wild mustang of man. But I have found in real life it can be a little less romantic and epic.
Greg has taken me out a few times to âhelpâ him. But without knowingClick here to read more.
SETTING UP FOR SPRING CALVING
January is a busy month here on the ranch. After slowing down, just a little during December, we hit the ground running in January.
Spring calve will be hitting the ground Starting early to mid February and with 30 pregnant mamma cows we have had to expand our âmaternity wardâ.
Last years Covid outbreak created a demand for beef from local farms and ranches. We sold out with in the first month of the outbreak and have a hard time keeping stockedClick here to read more.