If you have read this before sorry for the repeat. First let me say the barn on my header is on the ranch but just used to store some junk. It has seen it's better days.
To Dar and Mel: The boots on the fence was some of my country decoration the 14 months we lived out there.
The landlord would not let me paint over the rust on the house. This place was divided into three after Mr. and Mrs. B died and John still leases it all but with three landlords. He grew up near the family. He has 33 mama cows there now, I think three bulls and lots of baby calves. It is a small ranch only 377 acres. He also leases the place where his daughter and her mother lives (yes ex-wife lol). He has cattle there too but they mostly take care of them as they have their own and raise goats. Having lots of baby kids now. The big ranch was 1241 acres and he had leased it for 38 years. At one time he had 90 cows there but it was also a farm. He raised peanuts in his younger years then in the last few years sub-leased it to a farmer to raise peanuts and/or cotton. He finally gave it up as at his age (75) it was getting hard to take care of it all and the farmer bought the cattle there so they didn't even have to leave home. We still drive by to check up on the farmer to see if he is doing things right. lol He usually isn't. You can imagine leasing a place that long it becomes a part of you. He had one other place, don't remember the the number of acres but I think two or three hundred. They wanted to sell to him several years ago and he didn't want to buy as he figures with taxes etc. it is cheaper to lease and getting older so they sold it to someone else. He did own one at one time but never really liked the place that much. Ran cattle there until it finally after several years sold . Hope this answers your questions and sorry to bore the ones who have been here and read this before.