About Me

UJkIHqAYXOEuPFwoHbSWaepwXfm9Fccg_LasL4HGtVY-1With good character, good cattle, and good work we will supply Chico with quality beef” Paul Lucas (My great, great, great grandfather)

Welcome to the rants and ramblings of a 6th generation, Northern Californian, commercial, cattle rancher. I also finish Red Wattle hogs in addition to my beef. I am a huge fan of Red Wattles and can spend hours extolling their virtues, if you let me. In addition to that, I cook, garden, can, write, hunt – well basically, I’m “that girl”. Avoid me at parties at all costs or you will learn way more about agriculture than you ever wanted to know.

I earned my B.S. degree from CSU Chico in agriculture business. I also thought it would be a super good idea to go to law school, until I was actually IN law school. Telling your family you are dropping out of law school is NOT a fun conversation to have, so think long and hard before you watch Legally Blonde and wake up one morning, and think that is a good idea.

After that fiasco, I worked as a legal assistant in town for three years. I wanted to experience “normal life” before I returned to the ranch. I’m proud to say I had a gym membership, a parking place, and an 401k!

I live on the Ranch, in a converted milk barn (or pump house! Depends what time of year!), with my manx cat, Jack, my border collie, Hoot and my teacup pig, Priscilla, aka Silly.

I am very passionate about agriculture and want to share my life and experiences with those who are curious about agriculture. Feel free to ask me anything about ag and I will do my best to answer honestly, without scaring the crap out of you or bashing farmers and ranchers that produce differently from myself. This blog is about my very unique life. It mainly focuses on the ranch,  my recipes and the ridiculous things I get myself into, but don’t be surprised if some random things pop up. Be warned, I am anything but normal.

Please contact me if you have questions about agriculture, need a speaker for your event, or just want to shoot the shit.  MegRBrown@gmail.com.

Don’t poke me with a stick, please.

25 responses to “About Me

  1. Hello,

    I am an Idaho farmwife, Agra-Diva and passionate about “agvocacy”. The reason I’m writing to you is to let you know that I have listed your blog on a newly created site called Farmer Inc, The Real Story. This is an informational site and designed for our non-agriculture friends as a one stop shop to enable them to see and read what real farmers do. As a fellow Ag blogger, I have two requests; 1) please help me promote this newest blog site in any manner you can and 2) I am putting together a “Farm Blog Book” that will feature all of our best blogs. So if you are interested, please send me your best blog in a word format attachment, a jpg picture or two and a synopsis about you & your farm. Please see my farm blog that better explains my newest project at http://www.idahofarmwife.net.
    Thank you and I hope to hear back from you soon.

    Thanks, Gayle Anderson

    • McKenna Grace Fisher

      All I can say is that I wish people would make the same connection to pigs, cows, turkeys, chickens and all other animals they use for food, as they do their horses, dogs cats…. Animals are not food, man has deemed them food. it breaks my heart you are killing your pigs … I only hope that some day you make the connection to all sentient beings as I have. this is the film that I watched and have since been vegan and an animal rights activists. http://www.earthlings.com Blessings
      McKenna

  2. No stick :)
    Good and well appreciated blog-
    (Andy Vance is how I found your page.)
    Cheers,
    Lyn

    • Thank you, Lyn. I really like to hear that! Andy is so awesome! It was such a honor getting interviewed by him! Please let me know if you have any questions related to the ranch and I’ll post about it! Thanks for checking me out!

  3. Give me some info on the Pony Hill Ranch. Where is it in reference to Greenville, CA? If you have other historical pics of the ranch and people that lived there and would be willing to share them, let me know. Very interesting. Thanks.

  4. Hi Jeff! I have lots of information and pictures about the Pony Hill Ranch. Shoot me an e-mail to megrbrown@gmail.com and let me know what your interest is and I’ll see how I can help you.

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  6. jen

    Hi Bombshell on a horse. :) Informative and impressive blog lady. I bookmarked it. PS the lemon tree you put in Matt’s office is amazing in both asthetics and aromatherapy.
    Love and kisses,
    -Jen

  7. Just checked out your blog after noticing that you followed me on twitter. You seem like a very interesting person and have a great way of telling your stories. I will be reading your stuff. Thank you for the follow! billhusa1

  8. Linda Watkins-Bennett

    Nice site, and it was nice to meet you at the Butte County Farm Bureau dinner. Keep up the good work! Linda Watkins-Bennett
    Action News CBS 12/NBC 24

  9. Megan

    I really love your blog. I am from Northern Iowa and I didn’t grow on a farm per say, but my grandpa farmed and my uncle farms. As of a couple of years ago my dad even started row-crop farming. In college, I work for my uncle doing chores and anything and everything with cattle and love it! That’s why your posts are so interesting. I am a Pre-Vet major as well.

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  11. Megan,
    Your twitter feed was recommended to me by Twitter so I thought I would look you up! Very impressive and would be happy to follow you! I am a rancher and Extension Livestock Specialist for Texas A&M in South Texas.
    Joe

  12. Meg –
    Thanks for your devotion to telling the story of agriculture and beef! Like my colleague Joe Paschal, I also ranch and work in the arena of animal and natural resource management.
    Rick

  13. Hi I wanted to know how do you kill the cow? I’ve looked at your pictures but I would like to know how to you make the cow bleed out? thank you

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  15. Matt1Up

    The horse looks like he is smiling. I would be smiling too. ;)

  16. Really enjoying your blog from MT! Just started up a blog as well about agriculture, family, and ranching! Check it out at http://www.themontanaranchadventure.com Beautiful pics!

  17. Mike Hansbrough

    Oops-wrong email

  18. Dallis Basel

    I followed you recently on twittter, so just found your blogs. I like your blogs. you write long articles. I enjoy learning about ranching in California. Not much different from South Dakota only we have winter. I started blogging several years ago just to let my neices and nephews who live in cities know what I do. The wife’s nephew came to visit and was very surprised that cattle and sheep grazed out on open range. he thought all cattle were raised in confinement and fed antibiotics. Also my wife used to go to Rapid City and visit third grade classrooms and visit with them about ag. That became to complicated because of the system. So now we do field trips where the third graders come to us. It is a lot of work but probably worth it. The teacher uses the blog in her classroom , ( I think, need to talk with her)
    Good luck with your cattle feeding operation we are trying to something similar, but not on your scale. We market about on head per year. hope to improve.

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