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Stock Shows & Sales
We enjoy traveling and bringing our Hereford cattle to various shows and sales across the country. Here are some pictures from one of our favorite stock shows and sales. It's always great to see other breeders and cattle from across the country.
At right is Beacon Hill Rumor 1007 donor dam of the bull and heifer pictured here. Both were sired by About Time.
Reverse sear for the best steak ever!
We found a great video recently from Fude House explaining the reverse sear method for cooking a steak. We've tried it and can verify that this method is fantastic. Assuming you start with a good steak in the first place, you'll end up with a steak that tastes like something from a premuim restaurant. Coarse ground sea salt and pepper are really all you need but if you are feeling like something out of the box go for truffle salt or rub the steak with garlic cloves before the salt and pepper. To get the outdoor grill flavor just do your final sear on the grill rather than in a cast iron skillet. Enjoy!
BHB's at Tulsa State Fair 2014 managing the show string of course!
Roxane, RyAnne, Susan, Adrienne, Erica, and Kenzie
We have been very fortunate over the years to have worked with some outstanding young people in our community. Because Matt is the Ag-teacher at Claremore High School we've been able to form working relationships with one or two of his students each year who are interested in showing livestock yet do not have land or a barn for them at their home. This started while Roxane was still in high school and has continued after she moved on. It seemed like a waste to have the show barn and facilities here just gathering dust so we opted for an active and busy barn filled with kids who were willing to work in exchange for a place for their livestock. We've had mostly girls known as the BHB's aka Beacon Hill Babes or is that last word another word that starts with a B? Depends on who you ask! There have been some young men too. In fact, they may be the ones you need to ask what that B stands for!! There's been a lot of hard work, sweat, elbow grease and midnight oil burned in that barn but the young folks who have spent summers and evenings after school have sure been a great group to work with and mentor! They are getting to be quite an alumni group and have evolved their own rites of passage and sense of fraternity too. As we look at the group we can count amongst their numbers an Ag teacher, an insurance agent, an large animal veterinarian, 4 who have volunteered to serve in the military and all of them have gone on to college, OSU of course, with several still in school, grad school, or law school.
Looking for a good drip beef recipe? Look no further!
Beef is incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of different recipes. Several of us at Beacon Hill Ranch have made this drip beef recipe from the Pioneer Woman multiple times and it is always a hit! To add icing to the cake (or cheese to your drip beef sandwich), this recipe is easy. Throw it in the crockpot and you'll have dinner for the whole family in just a few hours.
Drought :: 2012
It seems like drought has been the word of the month for several years now. Managing resources and cattle is always a challenge but during a drought it is especially difficult. This slide show from the summer of 2012 gives you an idea of how things go when its hot, dry and, for lack of a better word, yucky.
Blizzard :: 2011
The winter of 2011 was a tough one dumping nearly 4 feet of snow on the ranch with drifts of 6-7 feet in many places. This type weather presents some significant challenges in caring for cattle. This slide show gives you an idea of how we cope when mother nature throws us a curve ball.