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Richardson Ranch
Richardson Ranch
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4454 Hwy 71, Columbus, Texas, US
Climate zone:
Sub tropical

Badruddin Pitter Dana Crawford Laurie J Sykes Matthew Zarder Theron Beaudreau
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Richardson Ranch

Project Type

Rural, Residential

Project Summary

Transforming a conventional cattle ranch into a diverse permaculture property.

Project Description

Ours is a 550-acre cattle ranch in Texas that has been in our family for generations, but has lately been recovering from years of drought and suffering from conventional management and lack of willing laborers (it's just my dad and me, and he'd rather go fishing).

Our biggest challenge is maintaining the pasture without huge inputs of toxic chemicals for spraying or fossil fuels & labor for shredding. In the long term, I'd like to transition to a more holistic management style and experiment with reforesting large portions of the property, but that's on hold until other family members get on board.

Right now, I'm focusing on things closer to home, trying to produce more of our food through perennial systems and planning a small cob house so I can move back out of the family home.

I am also contemplating some restoration work on the creeks that run through the property.


Main crop row garden modifications

Posted about 9 years ago (0 comments)

Tree seedlings, weeds & shade

Rampant weeds not so bad; protect seedlings from scorching sun

Posted almost 10 years ago (0 comments)
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