Welcome to the rants and ramblings of a 6th generation, Northern Californian, commercial, cattle rancher. I also raise heritage hogs in addition to my beef. I am a huge fan of heritage pork and can spend hours extolling its virtues, if you let me. In addition to that, I cook, garden, can, write, hunt – well basically, I’m “that girl”.
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 decide you are going to be Elle Woods.
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, an 401K and can write a sternly worded letter like it is my job.
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, my Kelpies, Boo and Duke Mayo.
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.