Red C Ranch

Red C Ranch We're a first-generation, Christian family-run farm.

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There are things about living close to nature that come and go with the seasons; so, in a sense, you might not really be...
08/18/2021

There are things about living close to nature that come and go with the seasons; so, in a sense, you might not really become used to them.
This is one of those. I forget about them, even though the vines start growing in spring with everything else. Then P**F!, these beautifully strange flowers show up, pointing out their unripe fruit.

This is a wild passion fruit.

- Robert

There are things about living close to nature that come and go with the seasons; so, in a sense, you might not really become used to them.
This is one of those. I forget about them, even though the vines start growing in spring with everything else. Then P**F!, these beautifully strange flowers show up, pointing out their unripe fruit.

This is a wild passion fruit.

- Robert

The newest additions to our rabbit colony. - Ash
07/24/2021

The newest additions to our rabbit colony. - Ash

The newest additions to our rabbit colony. - Ash

The hibiscus finally bloomed! - Ash
07/22/2021

The hibiscus finally bloomed! - Ash

The hibiscus finally bloomed! - Ash

Rascal says hello! - Ash
07/18/2021

Rascal says hello! - Ash

Rascal says hello! - Ash

100°F and Chimera's chillin' while her human melts. 😩While I deliberately select for heat tolerance in my stock, this on...
07/15/2021

100°F and Chimera's chillin' while her human melts. 😩
While I deliberately select for heat tolerance in my stock, this one's got some super powers. 😳 - Ash

100°F and Chimera's chillin' while her human melts. 😩
While I deliberately select for heat tolerance in my stock, this one's got some super powers. 😳 - Ash

Cinder is THICC - Ash
07/14/2021

Cinder is THICC - Ash

Cinder is THICC - Ash

Aaand we're back. We didn't quit farming, just quit telling Facebook about it.Anywho, we're inundated with blackberries ...
07/14/2021

Aaand we're back. We didn't quit farming, just quit telling Facebook about it.
Anywho, we're inundated with blackberries so, naturally, we made jam. - Ash

Look who's here!
04/02/2019

Look who's here!

Look who's here!

Flemish Giant cross buck and doe.Kits in box will be ready in 8 weeks
03/26/2019

Flemish Giant cross buck and doe.

Kits in box will be ready in 8 weeks

Nuggets!
05/08/2018

Nuggets!

Nuggets!

Hi! It's me, Mikey!I apologize for not updating you for the past month. The humans had a death in the family, and they f...
05/04/2018

Hi! It's me, Mikey!

I apologize for not updating you for the past month. The humans had a death in the family, and they forgot to give me the computer for my posts. Things are getting back to normal, so I should be here regularly from now on.

We have 23 baby rabbits! We will soon be offering butchered rabbit FOR PET FOOD, so if you feed raw or know someone who does, keep us in mind! You can contact us here on Facebook.

I turned 6 months old a few days ago! Mom says I'm starting to look like a big dog and not a baby. What do you think?

Hi! It's me, Mikey!

I apologize for not updating you for the past month. The humans had a death in the family, and they forgot to give me the computer for my posts. Things are getting back to normal, so I should be here regularly from now on.

We have 23 baby rabbits! We will soon be offering butchered rabbit FOR PET FOOD, so if you feed raw or know someone who does, keep us in mind! You can contact us here on Facebook.

I turned 6 months old a few days ago! Mom says I'm starting to look like a big dog and not a baby. What do you think?

We've been using our free-time building some new cages, in anticipation of Spring bun-buns!
04/03/2018

We've been using our free-time building some new cages, in anticipation of Spring bun-buns!

Hi! It's me, Mikey!For the past few days, I've been helping Mom clear out something called dog fennel. You'd think it wo...
03/26/2018

Hi! It's me, Mikey!

For the past few days, I've been helping Mom clear out something called dog fennel. You'd think it would be a good thing, being named after a dog and all, but Mom says it's not. It spreads like crazy and makes animals sick if they eat it. It has taken over most of one pasture.

Mom says most people spray it, but we don't use toxic sprays here at Red C. We are cutting out the old stalks, and Mom is going to burn out the new plants as they come up. She has a hot, scary thing called a torch that I'm not allowed to touch. We don't know if this will work, but it beats digging it out. Even I can't dig that much!

You can see the big pile of stalks behind me. We got a good part of the pasture cleared out. After working so hard, Leon and I needed a rest!

Hi! It's me, Mikey!

For the past few days, I've been helping Mom clear out something called dog fennel. You'd think it would be a good thing, being named after a dog and all, but Mom says it's not. It spreads like crazy and makes animals sick if they eat it. It has taken over most of one pasture.

Mom says most people spray it, but we don't use toxic sprays here at Red C. We are cutting out the old stalks, and Mom is going to burn out the new plants as they come up. She has a hot, scary thing called a torch that I'm not allowed to touch. We don't know if this will work, but it beats digging it out. Even I can't dig that much!

You can see the big pile of stalks behind me. We got a good part of the pasture cleared out. After working so hard, Leon and I needed a rest!

Hi! It's me, Mikey. I'm learning all about life here on the ranch. There are lots of interesting people that Mom calls "...
03/19/2018

Hi! It's me, Mikey.

I'm learning all about life here on the ranch. There are lots of interesting people that Mom calls "rabbits." I go around to the cages several times a day just to make sure they're all where they're supposed to be. I'm not sure why they won't play with me, though.

One of the kitties has stopped running away from me. Maybe he'll play with me soon. In the meantime, I love to play with empty water bottles!

Hi! It's me, Mikey.

I'm learning all about life here on the ranch. There are lots of interesting people that Mom calls "rabbits." I go around to the cages several times a day just to make sure they're all where they're supposed to be. I'm not sure why they won't play with me, though.

One of the kitties has stopped running away from me. Maybe he'll play with me soon. In the meantime, I love to play with empty water bottles!

Hi! My name is Sanddigger Puddleduck Little Greek God, but you can call me Mikey. I've just come to live at Red C Ranch,...
03/12/2018

Hi! My name is Sanddigger Puddleduck Little Greek God, but you can call me Mikey. I've just come to live at Red C Ranch, and Mom says I can use the computer once a week to tell you about my adventures!

The first thing everyone wants to know is what breed I am. I'm a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. I'm the older of two breeds of Corgi that were developed in the British Isles as herding dogs. You might be more familiar with my distant cousin, the Pembroke Corgi. We are considered to be two separate breeds.

The farm is an exciting place to be! I'll tell you more next time, but right now I really need a nap! Being a puppy is exhausting!

Hi! My name is Sanddigger Puddleduck Little Greek God, but you can call me Mikey. I've just come to live at Red C Ranch, and Mom says I can use the computer once a week to tell you about my adventures!

The first thing everyone wants to know is what breed I am. I'm a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. I'm the older of two breeds of Corgi that were developed in the British Isles as herding dogs. You might be more familiar with my distant cousin, the Pembroke Corgi. We are considered to be two separate breeds.

The farm is an exciting place to be! I'll tell you more next time, but right now I really need a nap! Being a puppy is exhausting!

Siblings make excellent pillows.
01/24/2018

Siblings make excellent pillows.

Siblings make excellent pillows.

Hey, Red C Ranch has been given the opportunity to participate in the Henderson Farmers Market, in Henderson, TN. This'l...
06/30/2017

Hey, Red C Ranch has been given the opportunity to participate in the Henderson Farmers Market, in Henderson, TN. This'll be our sixth week, actually; and we're selling fresh, home-made brownies! These are NOT from a box-mix, but the real deal.

If you haven't come out to see us yet, please do. We're located at the Farmers Market Pavilion connected to the city park.

There are plenty of other farms selling goods, ranging from veggies to raw milk to fresh organic coffee. Awesome stuff.

- Bobby

Flemish/NZ
03/26/2017

Flemish/NZ

12/17/2015

Okay, so, since operations are--as is sadly usual--at a grinding halt, let me ask questions to everyone who Liked us.

For instance, when it comes to natural products (like fresh food, lotions and soaps, etc.) what do you and your family tend to consume?

Especially as we've come to settle in the South, I'm sort of looking to see what "y'all" are into that our farm could provide.

- Bobby

Life has been a bit challenging on the farm lately. Jobs have dried up lately ... there are a few leads from other sourc...
10/14/2015
Red C Ranch - Chemical Free Food

Life has been a bit challenging on the farm lately. Jobs have dried up lately ... there are a few leads from other sources, but so far no one has been able to obtain anything permanent. Work on our farm goals has ground to a standstill while we are in survival mode.

We have learned a lot about our local markets, though, and once we have production up ... which, realistically, won't be until spring ... we know we will be able to start generating income from the farm. Birds will be first ... chicken eggs hatch out in 30 days, and live poultry goes for a decent price down here.

Our most immediate need right now is for an $85 solar inverter. We have solar panels, and with the inverter we would have power. We own an incubator and will be able to start hatching eggs as soon as we can run it.

Ash Cooper has posted a new update!

Some people may wonder why we think we can do this ... well, because we have!Several years ago, we were raising and sell...
09/18/2015
Red C Ranch - Chemical Free Food

Some people may wonder why we think we can do this ... well, because we have!

Several years ago, we were raising and selling naturally raised, chemical and antibiotic free chicken. We sold everything we raised and made a profit. We also had fruit to spare and usually traded it to a neighbor for things we didn't grow. We were just beginning to get into raising sheep and had hoped to have a good crop of lambs early this year.

Then, a few years ago, the climate in our corner of PA started to change. The biggest change was that our neighbor, who owned all of the crop fields surrounding us, stopped planting. Suddenly, all of the water that his crops used to take up was on our property. Trust me, that was a lot of water!

Those of you who know anything about chickens know that they don't do well in wet conditions. We finally bowed to the inevitable after constantly losing stock. No more chickens.

Our fruit trees suddenly weren't producing much fruit. Poking around in the soil told us why ... they were standing in mini ponds that had formed just below the surface. Most of them died off. There might be one pear tree still standing.

Our barn started flooding regularly, surrounded by a lake that was 3 feet deep in spots. We lost most of our lambs because there wasn't one dry spot in the barn to house them.

And then there was the cold ... lows that were previously unheard of in our area of the Great Lakes. The frigid temps had a lot to do with losing the lambs and many of our plants. Zone 5 plants don't do well when the zone they're living in suddenly becomes a 3.

Now that we're in TN, on property that drains well and most likely won't reach -25 this winter, we are confident that we can replicate the success we were having in PA. We also have access to wisdom and advice from people who are doing what we want to do, so if we don't know something, we can ask!

Ash Cooper has posted a new update!

06/22/2015

Well, I promised to keep you all updated, so here I am, again!

We're PRACTICALLY done with our move, so we've been busy with managing the new property. We've been putting up fences for pasture, which will feed our sheep, horses, and rabbits; and putting in our last-minute garden for this season. Looks like our food for the season will be spicy, because of all the peppers we planted.

As to the production end of Red C Ranch, our sheep should be bred back, already, so we're looking forward to more little "sheeples", later in the year. Also, our meat-rabbit program is on hold for a bit, as our buck didn't take the move well.

We really like the people of Henderson, Tennessee, so far, and look forward to meeting more of them. Oh, and remember that you can ask us questions, here, whenever you think of something!

God bless!
-Bobby

05/18/2015

Hi, people!
Well, the family and business are still in the process of moving. Some of you may know, but let me say it, anyway: moving across four states is quite the task.

So, since we've found that our new ranch property has a massive tick infestation, which is evidently a huge problem for many new homesteaders, I'd like to talk/post about the best solution to getting rid of those pests: birds!
First and most obvious would be chickens. I say "most obvious" because not only do chickens eat insects, they also produce food in the form of eggs. Not that other birds don't do this, but the cost of eating an egg as opposed to hatching a chick won't break the bank.
There are two other very note-worthy birds to own, which help to beat back the scourge known as the tick, and other nasty bugs: the Muscovy duck and the Guinea fowl. Muscovies are a kind of wood duck that are just plain talented at hunting bugs. Guineas are a non-native bird, which are on one hand amazing bug-hunters, and on the other, kind of dumb. I say that just because since they're not originally from America, they don't seem to understand how to survive here.
And then there are wild birds! Having a well-balanced eco-system on your property includes having all manner of wild birds. My favorite are the barn swallows, and they're the one thing I'll be sad to leave behind as we relocate. The swallows that've populated our barn in Pennsylvania for the past ten years have grown so used to us being around that they just feel like part of the family. They're our animals, and we're their Humans. But that gives me something specific to look forward to, is having barn swallows come and nest in our Tennessee barn and start to bond the same way.

Glory to God!
- Bobby

P.S.
We'll try and take some pictures for "y'all", since visual content is a must.

05/05/2015

So, hey, everybody! As you may have been notified, we've changed our name from Gypsy's Crossing, since it was a place-holder. BUT, there's another reason for it, that I'll get to in a minute.

It's been QUITE a long time since this page has seen any activity, and I can only be so sorry about it, because the family itself has been SO busy. Especially in the last three months. I aim to make up for it, though. I'll be trying to make a post every couple weeks or so, when I have the ability, or when something interesting comes up.

So, why the name-change and wish to increase content-volume? Well, because we, the Bodendorfer-Cooper family, are moving to western Tennessee! We're so excited to have an opportunity like this, which will give us a total 21 acres of land, a much better barn, a change of location (obviously), and the ability to start fresh.

The focus of the business may shift a slight bit. While we were doing a lot with Netherland Dwarf rabbits, they may be scaled back or fazed out. The sheep aspect of the business, on the other hand, will be staying on track. They're also my personal section of the business, so I'd like to see what I can actually accomplish with them.

I look forward to posting more about our business and farm life, and hopefully talking with some of you!
Glory to God.

- Bobby

Pictures of our bunny babies
03/07/2014

Pictures of our bunny babies

Pictures of our bunny babies

02/09/2014

Chocolate buck, chestnut buck, and black doe are off to their new home! Thank you, Michele and Rachel!

02/01/2014

FINALLY got a doe interested in the boys! Hopefully she's actually pregnant... Fingers crossed!

08/20/2013

I've had a lot of questions about this recently so I'll share the answer here.
"Can two bunnies be kept in the same cage?"
The answer is... Maybe!
Litter mates can be housed together with a fair amount of success provided there is enough space and food and water dishes to go around. Toys like chew sticks or newspaper are a plus so they have something to do other than find things to annoy each other with ("He's breathing my air!").
With rabbits that are not related, I find that the younger they are the more likely it is that they can live together and I have had better luck with males since they're less territorial than females and don't seem to mind sharing their space.

Remember, your bunny is as much an individual as you are. Some love the company and can be housed in a communal pen with a dozen others, some would rather be alone, and any combination in between so you'll have to experiment a little.
They almost always fight a little when they're first introduced. It's their way of establishing a hierarchy and is completely normal so don't jump in and separate them unless they're going at it for an extended period of time or causing each other physical harm.

Hope this helps!

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