Weekly Newsletter

April 2021 vol. 2

Spring 2022
Open House & Farm Tour
We’re finally back to a “regular” schedule out here at the ranch after weeks of prep for our Open House & Farm Tour and just basking in all the enthusiasm and joy shared by our guests. We sure did pack a whole lot of fun into a few short hours - for those of you who weren’t able to come, here’s a peek at the fun we had last Sunday. 

Meet & Greet
Our guests arrived around 3pm for a Meet & Greet on the back porch where John welcomed them, reviewed safety guidelines, and laid out our agenda for the day. 

Farm Tour
During the walking tour, John talked about his methods for conserving water, the working pens,  the orchard & chicken pasture, the pig and the sheep. 
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A lamb was 
born during 
the tour!
Interacting With the Livestock - Walking Tour
The walking tour offered lots of opportunities for our guests to interact with the animals while learning about rotational grazing and other regenerative livestock management practices.

Hay Ride
As part of the hayride, Molly led guests on a tour of the cattle pastures and mobile hen coop, discussing water management on the property, wildlife management, and rotational grazing methods.
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Gathering Eggs - Hayride
The mobile coop provided the opportunity for guests to disembark and collect eggs. There were quite a few volunteers, as you can see below. 

Meal & 
Door Prizes
We concluded the evening with a delicious meal, fellowship, and door prize drawings.  The only thing missing was you!

Heartfelt thanks
to those who helped make this event possible
We were fortunate to have received a variety of donations from our vendor friends and family, from tasty treats and beverages to decorations and door prizes. We like to extend our wholehearted gratitude to the following contributors:
Love & Labor Donations
Billy Wiginton of Haciendo Coffee – coffee service and music
Jordan & Dani Pantalone – parking, registration, farm store, & banana pudding
Mary Jane Hammack (& all her lovely friends) – Event Planning/Coordination, house cleaning a& organization, table decorations, food service, individual cheesecake desserts, broccoli salad, and tireless enthusiasm
Mike Hammack – pitmaster and all-around awesome brother who was willing to get up at 3 am to do his magic with the brisket and chicken
Natalie Weber of Babka Farms - donation of square bales for the hay ride
Robert Hammack – hayride coordinator and driver, pot of brown beans, and the only person who would cut my grass but leave the bluebonnets in place for the event.
Shane Mayeaux - photography services
Sonia Koschoreck - Texas Master Naturalist & Creator of the Monarch Sanctuary Project (Educational Demonstration)
Sweet Bee Flowery - cut flowers for our tables
Tasha Wiginton of Duck City Sweets - Texas Sheet Cake
Door Prize Donations
Chaparral Cultivation - crochet chicken 
Coupland Honey Company - jar of local honey
Gurmo44 - Chili & Garlic Sauce
God's Green Earth - potted pansies
Haciendo Coffee - Selection of locally roasted coffee
Lonesome Chicken Farm - herbal teas & facial steams 
Nanny Goat Salsa - Cilantro Lime Salsa 
Olson Family Farm - homemade spicy mustard 
Sonia Koschoreck - selection of potted wildflowers curated for Monarch Butterfly Gardens
Texan Sewn - matched set of bowl cozies & hand towel 
Uncle Estevan’s Popcorn - selection of flavored kettle corn 
Woodhoek Wild - Handcrafted soaps and candle
Yegua Creek Farms - pecans, caramel popcorn, & Texas trash

Weekly Markets

Join us for the 2022 Pfarmers Market Season! 
Early market dates are scheduled for 
April 12 & 26. 
The regular season runs every Tuesday 
from 3-7 pm from May through October.

Monthly Markets

Be well, 

stay safe,


John & Molly