So who are those guys…? Apr 7, 2009


Washington’s best-kept secret for natural resource conservation and enhancement are the local Conservation Districts (CDs) working in your community. Established in the 1930’s and 1940’s, CDs cover virtually every acre of private lands in Washington. The need for conservation districts was born during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowel, […]

Volunteer work

Cattle Tales

Save the date- Saturday, May 16, 2009 is our “Colvin Ranch Day”. We will have some fun activities, information and displays, and our grass fed beef barbeque hamburgers. Invitations will be going out to all that are on the Cattle Tales email list, as well as some other friends and neighbors. So, if […]

Baby calves

Cattle Tales

March 15 is usually the date I plan on stop feeding hay, but this year it has come and gone and the feeding chores continue. The weather this year seems to be colder than usual and the grass growth is slow. Is it really spring? We moved the cows to a new field […]

Mother up

Cattle Tales At the Colvin Ranch, we have what is called a cow/calf operation. This type of ranching is very traditional and is one of the most widely type of agriculture operation in the United States. There are cow/calf operations in every state of the US, as well in every county in Washington. There are […]

Livestock Lingo

This was going to be about our cattle operation, what, how and why we do what we do. However, it occurred to me that I would be using terms that may not be familiar to everyone. To ensure that we are all on the same page (metaphorically speaking), I offer the following Livestock Lingo:

Cow: […]


Floods Thank you for your concern about the recent severe weather, especially the flooding of last week. We experienced flooding along the small creek that runs through the ranch (Scatter Creek), but this flooding only affected the meadow lands along the creek. In the winter time we do not graze these meadows, the cattle are […]

This is the beginning…

Greetings from all of us at the Colvin Ranch. Many of you have expressed an interest in what we do here at the Colvin Ranch, which has led us to write our first email newsletter, Cattle Tales. I thought this may be a good way to answer questions you may have, talk about issues that […]

Welcome to the Colvin Ranch

The Colvin Ranch provides customers with locally raised, high-quality, grass-fed beef. Our cattle are born and raised on the Colvin Ranch on an all natural diet, with no antibiotics, hormones or additives. Our grass-fed beef is healthy, with higher levels of vitamin E, C and beta-carotene, and the “good fats” known as Omega-3 fatty acids […]