At Rock Lake Ranch, environmental stewardship is one of our core values. We say God shows off here at the ranch. Just take in the landscape of post oak trees scattered over gently rolling hills and a sunset reflected in the water, and you’ll quickly agree. This is one of the many things that make Rock Lake Ranch so special. Protecting the vitality of the land and wildlife is of utmost importance.
As a fully functioning ranch, we strive to balance stewardship with the practical aspects of comfort and utility. The “cattle quarter” is a large pasture where the cows have ample room to feed and roam. We allot a large portion of the land with a moderate number of cattle to make sure the land is not overgrazed. By doing this as well as incorporating other environmentally sensitive methods, we devote our love for the land in responsible ranching.
Minimizing our impact on nature is very important to us, and as stewards of the environment, our efforts extend beyond the ranch fence. During the summer, we enjoy using both home-grown and wild fruit to make our own jam. We also grow much of our food with luscious vegetables from our garden, grass-fed beef, organic eggs, and our own Rock Lake Ranch honey. By using locally produced food, we are able to reduce our carbon footprint and tread lightly on this God-given land passed down from four generations of Grimes County Texans.
At Rock Lake Ranch, we pledge to keep exploring new ways of increasing sustainability practices so that our environmental ethic is entrenched in everything that we do at our ranch. We strive to sustain this land for many generations to come, and to keep it close to the way nature intended it to be as a blessing on those who visit and those who draw their livelihoods and joy from this gorgeous land.