About the cows 

I’ve mentioned on here that there are cows on the farm. I haven’t mentioned that they aren’t ours. When we bought the land, we bought a third of a larger parcel that is owned by various members of a family. They had been leasing the use of the land to the owner of the cattle. We continued that arrangement with the owner of the cattle. We don’t get paid cash from him, but we do reap the benefits of being nearly completely free of property taxes. Having land in Texas that is devoted to agriculture means you get to benefit from an exemption in property tax. It’s a bit more complicated than that, but that’s the basic understanding I have.  

The cattle are American roping cattle, which are said to be curious, gentle, and good escape artists. I like them. They guard our containers, provide entertainment, and fertilize the ground 😉


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