Meet the Ranch Family
The Lazy A is a working cattle ranch of 165 acres. One wet weather creek runs through the ranch and another borders the west, both banded by trees and wildlife. Wildlife habitat areas include five ponds, eight water troughs, fenced pastures, stands of native trees, and brushy areas. Entering the ranch the road is lined with mature oak trees.
The Lazy A was owned and developed by the Allen (Buddy) and Ethel Carruth family. A small herd of the original Santa Gertrudis cows remains with the original Lazy A brand and beginning in 2010 they have British White calves at their sides. Star Five heifers from the ranch have been bred to the British White bulls; the steers are part of the beef program and the heifers join the breeding program.
The ranch was purchased in 2008 by Ferme, Ltd., which is owned by Margot and Bill Heard and their children and grandchildren. The name Ferme comes from Old French, 900-1400, meaning farm. Outdoor Education is the operating company. Main projects are the cattle, beef production, egg production, daytrip education, the ranch lodge, and ongoing improvements.
The ranch improvements include the main house, guest lodge, stable with snack and tack room, poultry and game bird house, duck pavilion and island, barn, loafing sheds, equipment shed, working pens, and feeding stations. There are five water wells. The house wells have three stage treatment systems that were installed in 2008, including salt-free water softener and filter and UV purification producing excellent water quality. Additional improvements are being added with two pools, outdoor areas, and updates.
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