Not knowing exactly how much longer I will be representing The Royal Ranch has made me a bit melancholy, I guess you would say. There is a good chance that this could be my last post in this series as the official owner of The Royal Ranch; therefore I really wanted to make it one that counts and one that really gets the point across of what I am trying to do with my livestock and my homesteads, yes I say that in the plural.
As I have NOT made a secret of, we are adding to our homesteads with The Double J; and of course I will continue with my heritage breeds. I hope to even expand my heritage poultry business, raise pork for my family and anyone else who is interested and of course by now you Rebels know I am adding Yak to the mix. But what I have been secretive about is what we are going to do with The Royal Ranch, and for another week or so, that is still going to be kept close to home (until I have cleared everything with all parties of course).
For now our plans are to continue to live in it, probably as caretakers, while we build our new dream home on the Double J. I am spending my days learning everything I can...for now unofficially, but that may change. I may go back to school officially if I think a GC (General Contractor) and Mother, and Rancher, and Volunteer and other hat wearer can also be student.... But right now I am a student on a quest for knowledge of all things heritage breed.
Meaning any breed of livestock that this country (and many others for that matter) was founded on to put it quite simply. I am taking my homesteads back to their roots. With their animals and with their supplies and with their needs. I have told you I am going off-grid, and I'm not kidding, so I'm learning a lot about that too. So I go to bed at night with my head swimming with ultra-capacitors and old-fashioned pigs; all wrapped up in one image. How in the world am I going to make all of this work????
Well, I am going to make it work with websites like American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and Earthineer. Those are today's Royal Ranch Royalty's; I bet you were wondering how I was going to get around to that weren't you? Well, Rebels, it is very important for me to get my facts straight, and in one or two convenient, intelligent stops. And I have found that in these two sites. I can look up information about animals and capacitors and make new friends all at the same time. So if you are living a sort of mixed up crazy weird life like me right now...check 'em out; more than useful!