• Megan Brown | Season 2 | Episode 2 | The Beef Jar

September 11, 2017 7 Comments

Meet Megan Brown, a sixth generation RanchHer from California. Megan is a smart, strong woman who is working to take over her family’s ranch at the base of Table Mountain in the Sierra Nevadas of northern California.  I caught up with Megan on a cold and rainy early spring day and was greeted by a hot breakfast, boasting her wonderful cooking and some of the fresh veggies she grows in her little garden just outside her front door.  Upon walking in the front door, I could tell it was going to be a fun day.  We started out the morning to go out to feed Silly, her not so tiny “teacup” pig who it just so happens is trained enough to shake Megan’s hand when she offered up a cookie.

From there it was onto her UTV, just her and me and four of her furry four-legged working friends, the dogs.  We rode out in an attempt to move the cows to a different pasture where they needed to be during the day to access their water.   The cows had a different idea though and ran through the wrong gate and in the wrong direction.  We circled around, she reset her dogs and we gave it another try, this time with success.  As we were tearing through the wet ground, splashing through the mud and driving over tons of rocks, Megan explained that while their ranch is a lot of acres, the ground isn’t usable for anything except grazing due to the extreme rockiness of the soil.  We were visiting in the early spring, which was just about the greenest grass I have ever seen, and she also explained that the green would give way to brown, dried up grass and hotter temperatures in just weeks, so she and her family would then move their cattle up north to a cooler climate, causing less stress on the cattle.  

When that job was done, we loaded up into just about the biggest blue truck I have ever seen and went to another pasture to put out mineral for another group of cattle, Megan carefully watching, checking the cattle as we drove and talked.  

My day with Megan was one I won’t forget.  She is not only a strong, capable and competent RanchHer, but she is a joy to be around.  She has a clear love for life that she brings to relationships, ranching, cooking and definitely to her animals.  She is a strong advocate for agriculture and is not afraid to speak her mind in support of her family, the life she loves and the land she cares for.




7 Responses

Mike orozco
Mike orozco

January 12, 2018

Megan Brown so far this is my favorite episode and your piggy sure was funny and smart hope to see your beautiful face again on the show God bless you

Ed Mays
Ed Mays

January 07, 2018

I would love to know more and am so impressed

James boatwright
James boatwright

January 05, 2018

Great to see an attractive woman running a ranch and being a productive part of the community. Your work with the kids is a wonderful way to give back.

Good luck!!!

Marion  Satterthwaite
Marion Satterthwaite

September 20, 2017

Just watched your segment. Wishing you and your ranch great success. You love of animals and the land is so obvious and a real joy.

Jim  Foland
Jim Foland

September 20, 2017

I went to school with Larry Brown up in Indian Valley . I used to go on the cattle drives up to Lone Rock or antoplope Valley. We had a dairy in the North Arm of Indian Valley..

terry cline
terry cline

September 16, 2017

that was a wonderful spisode of farmher ,you was a wonderful host I thought you was terrffic. I’m in cave city Kentucky,,i really like you,im sigle 55 never married no kids.
Richard Lewis
Richard Lewis

September 15, 2017

Hi Megan, I just watched your new show on RFD TV Farmher.

I’m so excited for you and to say it was very impressive.

I follow you on Twitter and read your blog. You can do it all !

Congrats to you !

Richard

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