How to Cut Beef Fajitas

Where Did the Fajita Come From? The Beef Fajita was derived from the practice of giving ranch workers the less desirable cuts, that weren’t sold.  The original fajita muscle, the Outside skirt, is a thin layer of muscle, covered with heavy connective tissue, that separates the stomach and intestines from the heart and lungs.  It’s more commonly known as the …

All About Beef

What questions do you have about Beef? I have shared a little with you about our backgrounds and how we got to where we are today.  When talking to friends or strangers I always get a lot of questions all about beef.  Now more than ever we have a wealth of knowledge available at our fingertips.  But how do you …

About us

When people ask me what I do, and I tell them I make beef jerky for a living, I tend to get a quizzical look.  The next question that follows is usually, “How did you get into that?” Well it wasn’t just a decision we made, out of the blue one day.  We have a combined 40 plus, years experience …

Deviled Egg Salad (Paleo + Gluten Free + Diary Free)

No, it’s not what you are thinking, Egg salad with jerky! We have around 30 chickens on our little farm. If you didn’t know, they mostly stop laying during the winter months. In the Spring, they start back up. So, for South Texas that was about a month ago! What this means is that we get around 20 eggs per …

The Benefits of Crossfit

Why I Started Crossfit I was recently asked why I post all this stuff with the gym. Pictures of us working out, pictures of others working out and events we atrend. Well, I’m here to clear that up.  I started doing crossfit almost 8 years ago after deciding that running could not possibly be the only way to maintain health. …

Amped Texas Trash (Made with Beef Jerky and Gluten Free)

As I am preparing for our annual Spring Break camping trip, I am telling myself I will maintain some sort of healthy eating habits while away! I wanted to make a snack for the whole family that tasted good but also provided some nutrients and protein (not just sugar and carbs!). I had recently eaten a spicy trail mix that …

Life Lessons in the Show Ring

We are passionate about and support Texas Agriculture. We are proud of our agricultural roots. From raising livestock to farming, we are involved in the process from start to finish. We both grew up in families heavily involved in agriculture. From farming crops like corn and hay, to raising cattle, poultry and sheep/goats. For most farmers and ranchers today, it’s …

Our Favorite Texas State Parks

Our family loves camping and the Texas State Parks have provided us the opportunity to experience and learn about other areas of Texas. For the past five years we have traveled to various state parks for Spring Break and at other times (outside of hunting season, more on that another day)! The most popular months to enjoy the parks are …