HVR - OUR WORK IN PROGRESS
HVR was not in very good shape when we arrived, but with some hard work, it's going to be a great place again. Here is a few of the projects we have completed so far.
SHE'S A FIXER UPPER
Harper Valley Ranch was in a state of disrepair when we purchased in 2008. The addition of a new barn has made a big difference on the property. With the installation of a pivot system (below) and some trial and error we now grow and process most of our own hay to keep the cows happy all year long.
LITTLE RANCH HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE
After some blood sweat and tears the little ranch house has become our home at Harper Valley. We gutted the entire structure, replaced the roof, plus all windows and doors. Most of our friends were confused about why we didn't just use the Dozer and start over. What can I say - we love a challenge!
We were thrilled to see the alfafa grow so beautifully. We really appreciate being able to create a close to home operation and love knowing exactly what our cows are eating all winter.
THERE ARE SUNSETS AND THEN THERE ARE HVR SUNSETS
The unimaginable beauty of the this place makes it incredibly special and close to our hearts. Everyday we are thankful for the opportunity to make a positive impact on our land. A commitment to sustainable practices was never about a trend for us. We just thought that's really how things ought to be done so that we can continue to enjoy moments like these for years to come.