Our ranch fact: we haul our water. Sometimes there can be a misconception that all ranches come with great water rights with wells to irrigate hayfields, fill stock tanks & supply the home. Where we are located, the drilled wells contain unsuitable water for humans, livestock & irrigation. Therefore, we haul our water from town. There is a small water station, similar to a gas station, where you pull in and pump water. You have a special key to turn on the pump and the town bills you for monthly consumption. Some find hauling water to be an inconvenience, plus without water rights, you rely solely on Mother Nature and snowpack to irrigate your hay fields. Typically, the hay fields will yield one cutting if you're not grazing it for summer pasture. These type of fields make great fall pasture because our steers gain the most weight on dry grass. Ultimately, we view hauling water as a way to benchmark our consumption. We are always very conscious of our usage. It's amazing how much water you can conserve when you are aware of your usage habits. #ranch #ranchlife #water #conservation #waterconservation #meeker #colorado
marcrott : Wow now that is a lot of work! Thank god for farmers
daleranch : @5280beef wow! I thought we had it rough. I would hate to have to haul water too!
5280beef : @daleranch the good news is that Ty goes to town and just grabs it when he gets the mail. It's definitely something that has been factored in as a ranch chore!
franklinhaggas : Learning something new every day..
5280beef : @franklinhaggas thank you! I'm glad you liked the post 😊
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tayahrens14 : WAY TO REPRESENT!! :) @countrygal0696
countrygal0696 : Stole Scott's hat & it looked good on me just to big! @tayahrens14
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Last first HHS basketball game to cheer at!!❤️🎀 #cheer #hhs #home #meeker #LetsGo #bow #smile #DoubleTap #basketball #game #GameDay #excited
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Sunday brunch ladies! "Let them eat...steak!" The girls' eggs production slows tremendously in the wintertime. Cold weather & less daylight are not their friends! But, we do supplement them with meat from time-to-time. It's amazing how fast they can clean a hambone! They don't mess around! Typically, egg production increases when they get more protein. Hopefully steak will=eggs! #chickens #chickenlove #freerange #cagefree #carnivores #sunday #brunch #meeker #colorado
5280beef : @byebyecake they like everything meat! I was surprised too when I first learned that!
earthkiddan : You could save all of you organs grind them all up and salt em. Put a ground grain in it till it starts to bead up and then scatter on a baking dish and let them dry out in the oven at 125-150. You can add vitamins easily to the mix and freeze it for year round use @5280beef
earthkiddan : You can also use this method with a disposable baking dish to make feed blocks in the oven.
5280beef : @earthkiddan awesome tip! We do have organ meat so this is very doable! Thank you 👍🐔
cavemanbistro : We moved downtown this year because it fits our life better. But u gee up on a farm in Missouri and until may I kept urban chickens at my home in the suburbs. Miss my layers! They were awesome pets and the eggs were incredible!
cavemanbistro : iPhone typo... U gee = I grew. #ugh
5280beef : @cavemanbistro ITA! #chickens do make great pets and you haven't had an egg until you get one farm-fresh or backyard-fresh! No comparison!
bunnymother : cat kibble works too
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"She wanted to watch 'A Spongebob Christmas'!" #chickens #chickenlove #christmas #spongebob #meeker #colorado
kimwolfe : Of course she did!
cavemanbistro : Don't show her ChickenRun or they'll all make a break for it! I could always tell when my chickens were plotting something...
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Catching up with #santa & #mrsclause this morning! Can't believe #Christmas is almost here! #meeker #colorado #nicelist
themodcabin : :)
byebyecake : 👍
thefarmfiles : Precious!
5280beef : @thefarmfiles thank you!
daleranch : @5280beef awe. . . ♡♡♡
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selurnived : Your dog has murder eyes
christasaige : Aww it's so cute!! What breed?
jenjen15jewel : Umm I think it is a husky, golden retriever, German Shepard ...its great for running! @christasaige
christasaige : I like his eyes! Mixed breeds are the best 😏
robin_in_ak : @jenjen15jewel 😱so happy for you ! I hope I can come see him someday
jenjen15jewel : I know I am really excited! @christasaige and @selurnived how come? Robin I know...I guess now this gives you a reason to come to Colorado! @robin_in+ak
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I'm happy to make a mountain out of a mole hill #meeker #longspeak #mountains #beautiful #fortcollins #colorado #challenges #spirit #nature #pretty #sky
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Good Friday morning! #grassfed #grassfinished #beef #kitties #irishmesa #chickenlove #meeker #colorado #ranchlife
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kite111 : Omg your kitty!!!!!
franklinhaggas : Cat baby! 😻
byebyecake : Kitty xxxx so cute!!!! Love the pics
daleranch : @5280beef your photo makes me cold.
daleranch : Good pics glad I'm not in it!
fergiesbites : So jealous! What a beautiful place! @5280beef
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Throw back with my best friend. I don't know what I would do without her. She helps me through everything. We get into fights sometimes but we always come back to each other. Even though we might get a little distant now, well get through it. We always do. I love you Sami Lynne Meeker. #tbt #throwback #old #wow #bestfirend #sami #lynne #meeker #love #her #silly #glasses @samilynne03
samilynne03 : Oh boy. Haha. I love you so much.
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This my chatty steer! He's not afraid to tell you how he feels, especially when he is hungry! Cows go moo, yes, but this is more of a "hey lady get over here we're starving!" kind of moo. He's the only one that does this too! He cracks me up in the mornings! #grassfed #grassfinished #nofeedlots #nohormones #noantibiotics #meeker #colorado #cleanmeat #steerlove
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sinosoul : Is it really only 3deg out right now?! Ack
5280beef : @sinosoul lol! It's actually 8 right now! It was -5 this morning, which is actually warm considering we've been upwards of -20 to -30 the past couple weeks, but yes, it gets pretty chilly!
thefarmfiles : Ha. Love his spirit! I always love it when we get a cow that acts more like a human than an animal. Beautiful spot, btw.
5280beef : @thefarmfiles ITA! Thank you! It's beautiful even when we're in the deep freeze! 😉❄️
byebyecake : They're fluffy looking! Different from cows here .. Very interesting 😮
eatmarketplace : Awesome!!!!
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Christmas magnums also available now! Order by 12/15 to receive ground shopping by Christmas. Happy holidays from the Meeker's! #meeker #meekerwine #christmas #christmaswine #handprint #sonomacounty #707
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Our Christmas tree :-) #RachandRuth #Teamworkmakesthedreamwork #pink #dancing #ballerinas #hearts #Disney #baubles #babybaubles #memories #Precious #family #Christmas #instatree #real #ourweehome #justthe2ofus #love
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_rach_mathews : #theres #always #one @jennimeek #Meeker #doubletap
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franklinhaggas : Brrrrrrr
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alephnulldc : I like a good banana vintage.
mayerbp : I knew you were gonna say /something/, @alephnulldc
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5280 Pork™ #freerange smoked ham roast into the slow cooker. Ready to go by game-time! #Broncos #gobroncos #pork #ham #nocages #noantibiotics #nosteriods #cleanmeat #meeker #colorado
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paleobutter : Looks so good!!
lafujimama : That sounds so crazy good right now!
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michaela_jones32 : Yay!!!!!
michaela_jones32 : No negatives!!!!:);) @briarmeszaros
briarmeszaros : Imma wear my shorts to school! Hahah @michaela_jones32
michaela_jones32 : Alright I will too @briarmeszaros
briarmeszaros : No I was kidding you'll freeze to death!
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You know it's frigid when there's steam rising from the White River. Ya...it's cold -3 right now #meeker #articchill #colorado
bh_mackenzie : Great pic, love the moon! 🌒
5280beef : @bhmack_ thank you!! Hope you guys are staying warm in Boulder!!❄️❄️
thefarmfiles : That is incredibly beautiful! But I think I got a chill just reading your caption! Brrrr. #southernerproblems Ha.
5280beef : @thefarmfiles I wish I were south right now! It was -30 this am. You'd think you would be able to tell a huge difference between say -10 and -30 but oddly, you can! ❄️
lafujimama : Brrrrrrr!!!! I'll gladly stick with my -1 thank you very much!!
daleranch : @5280beef suddenly my little frost seems insignificant!
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leeleek7 : Gorgeous my dolly! Xo
shaunawilliams1987 : Lovely!
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emilycmick : Our snow is gone and it was like 50 degrees today :(
kristen_faith_16 : Dang! Yeah ours is gone too haha but I'm sure it'll be back soon enough lol. Plus its not that warm here!!!
kristen_faith_16 : @emilycmick
emilycmick : Lol the weather here is bipolar
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McMurry Johnson: Died February 14, 1839 | #valentines #death #cemetery #grave #meeker #ohio #tryingtoohard #poundtag #heyclicheyay #biancoenero #blancoynegro #bw #blackandwhite #noiretblanc #biancoenero #blancoynegro
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