Diamond B Ranch

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A little sunshine and rainbow this morning. And then wham, crushed my soul with more snow flurries. I am not made for th...
02/09/2024

A little sunshine and rainbow this morning. And then wham, crushed my soul with more snow flurries. I am not made for this weather!

She’s in charge of feeding grain to this next lot of steers. Man she takes this job seriously too.                      ...
01/12/2024

She’s in charge of feeding grain to this next lot of steers. Man she takes this job seriously too.

A COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS PRAYERBy S. Omar BarkerI ain’t much good at prayin’, and You may not know me, Lord-I ain’t much see...
12/24/2023

A COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS PRAYER
By S. Omar Barker

I ain’t much good at prayin’, and You may not know me, Lord-
I ain’t much seen in churches where they preach Thy Holy Word,
But you may have observed me out here on the lonely plains,
A-lookin’ after cattle, feelin’ thankful when it rains,
Admirin’ Thy great handiwork, the miracle of grass,
Aware of Thy kind spirit in the way it comes to pass
That hired men on horseback and the livestock we tend
Can look up at the stars at night and know we’ve got a friend.

So here’s ol’ Christmas comin’ on, remindin’ us again
Of Him
whose coming brought good will into the hearts of men.
A cowboy ain’t no preacher, Lord, but if You’ll hear my prayer,
I’ll ask as good as we have got for all men everywhere.
Don’t let no hearts be bitter, Lord.
Don’t let no child be cold.
Make easy beds for them that’s sick and them that’s weak and old.
Let kindness bless the trail we ride, no matter what we’re after,
And sorter keep us on Your side, in tears as well as laughter.

I’ve seen ol’ cows a-starvin, and it ain’t no happy sight:
Please don’t leave no one hungry, Lord, on thy good Christmas night-
No man, no child, no woman, and no critter on four feet-
I’ll aim to do my best to help You find ‘em chuck to eat.

I’m just a sinful cowpoke, Lord-ain’t got no business prayin’-
But still I hope You’ll ketch a word or two of what I’m sayin’:
We speak of Merry Christmas, Lord-I reckon you’ll agree
There ain’t no Merry Christmas for nobody that ain’t free.
So one thing more I’ll ask You, Lord: Just help us what you can
To save some seeds of freedom for the future sons of man

Celebrating this special ladies birthday. First day in the triple digits. Happy 100th Birthday Grandma. Her secret is to...
12/17/2023

Celebrating this special ladies birthday. First day in the triple digits. Happy 100th Birthday Grandma. Her secret is to “just keep moving and laugh a lot.” She does both exceptionally well.

Every horse deserves, at least once in it's life, to be loved by a little girl. Apple has stolen Morgan's heart from the...
12/14/2023

Every horse deserves, at least once in it's life, to be loved by a little girl. Apple has stolen Morgan's heart from the first time they locked eyes. Happy Day of the horse to Apps!

Not many places you can go ice skating, on the beach, during the most gorgeous sunset. So grateful the beach is so close...
12/12/2023

Not many places you can go ice skating, on the beach, during the most gorgeous sunset. So grateful the beach is so close.

Happy turkey pick up day! I love turkey day and hearing what the plans are for these special birds. This year they’re he...
11/20/2023

Happy turkey pick up day! I love turkey day and hearing what the plans are for these special birds. This year they’re headed for cider brines, fryers, butterflied for ovens, and smokers. They’ll all be so delicious!

A few more birds to be picked up tomorrow and we can put a nice little bow on this season! Thank you for dealing with my BS another turkey season and thank you and .m_kelly for helping me finish the harvest.

Happy Thanksgiving! If you got one of birds, tag us so we can see the finished product!

2023 Turkey Harvest ✅I have one small hen left if anyone has an oven looking for a job. 6.5 pounds. Message me to reserv...
11/19/2023

2023 Turkey Harvest ✅
I have one small hen left if anyone has an oven looking for a job. 6.5 pounds. Message me to reserve it.

Ra**ch raised turkeys, completely hand harvested. The hens are looking 🔥. Turkeys are sold out for Thanksgiving, the nex...
11/13/2023

Ra**ch raised turkeys, completely hand harvested. The hens are looking 🔥. Turkeys are sold out for Thanksgiving, the next round will be ready for Christmas.
this ones yours!

The turkey day countdown is on! We have a handful of hens now available online. These hens will be small, like a big chi...
11/05/2023

The turkey day countdown is on! We have a handful of hens now available online. These hens will be small, like a big chicken, but just as delicious as a large Tom. Our heritage breed turkeys have a richer flavor, but not at all gamey. They are lean with more dark meat than grocery store birds. If a small turkey will fit the bill, head over to our website to put down your deposit. (All of the big toms have already been reserved)

The Teacher Resource Fair is one of my favorite events to talk cow. Some teachers embrace us and some try to sneak by be...
10/11/2023

The Teacher Resource Fair is one of my favorite events to talk cow. Some teachers embrace us and some try to sneak by because meat can be a touchy subject. But the beef industry is so much more than meat.

It’s cowboy heritage, it’s sustainability, it’s nutrition. A music teacher reminded me it’s also cowboy poetry. Cows are absolutely incredible, especially since they’re more than beef. ❤️

We made lots of great contacts and hope to be in classrooms soon to talk about how awesome and important cows are.

Thanks for hosting us

Fourteen years of this guy laughing at me laugh at my own jokes. Support comes in all forms y’all. Happy Anniversary    ...
09/26/2023

Fourteen years of this guy laughing at me laugh at my own jokes. Support comes in all forms y’all. Happy Anniversary

One thing I can say about Weezy is she is consistent. Consistently hungry, consistently looking for snacks, and consiste...
09/26/2023

One thing I can say about Weezy is she is consistent. Consistently hungry, consistently looking for snacks, and consistently in the way. She lurked under the apple tree the entire time the girls were trying to pick apples. She stood still as could be hoping we didn’t see her, but her ears perked every time an apple smacked the ground. At least she consistently cleans up after herself. Not one scrap is ever left on the ground.

We are forever drawn to strong saguaros and towering sandstone mesas. We love exploring the southwest and experiencing i...
09/18/2023

We are forever drawn to strong saguaros and towering sandstone mesas. We love exploring the southwest and experiencing its magic. We’re finally back from our latest adventure at Lake Powell, complete with zero cell service, but ripe with adventure and memories. ❤️

I love our colorful eggs ❤️Eggs are currently available for order or pick up at . Grab a dozen today!
09/06/2023

I love our colorful eggs ❤️
Eggs are currently available for order or pick up at . Grab a dozen today!

Our bleeding heart animal lover. The cat brought this little guy in this morning. Reina watched all the hummingbird resc...
08/26/2023

Our bleeding heart animal lover.
The cat brought this little guy in this morning. Reina watched all the hummingbird rescue videos she could find and sat with the little dude all morning.
Well she saved him, the hummer just flew off to a nearby oak tree. ❤️

Come rain, snow, or tropical storm, we have to feed and care for the critters. Morgan is always down to go. Always. Does...
08/21/2023

Come rain, snow, or tropical storm, we have to feed and care for the critters. Morgan is always down to go. Always. Doesn’t matter the weather, she’s suiting up before I tell her it’s feeding time. Grateful for my little partner today who helped me while there was a calm in the storm.

The weather always dances around Hot Springs Mountain making the most beautiful and bizarre scenes sometimes.           ...
08/11/2023

The weather always dances around Hot Springs Mountain making the most beautiful and bizarre scenes sometimes.

My chore date. I’ll just pretend he’s researching fancy turkeys and not sending work messages.
08/09/2023

My chore date.
I’ll just pretend he’s researching fancy turkeys and not sending work messages.

Do you want to be certain of what is going into your food? Buying ranch direct cuts out the middle man, cuts out the fan...
08/05/2023

Do you want to be certain of what is going into your food? Buying ranch direct cuts out the middle man, cuts out the fancy advertising and labels, and brings you closer to your food source.

These turkeys were raised for Morgan’s 4H project. We know everything about how they were raised, what they were fed, and their living conditions. We even harvest them ourselves to ensure a humane and dignified harvest. Their life and death is not something we take lightly.

Do you want to know more about humanely raised meats and how you can purchase? Sign up for our monthly mailing list on our website.

07/31/2023

🍀 Morgan’s 4H turkeys are ready! 🍀 She worked really hard raising 3 of the most gorgeous broad breasted turkeys I’ve ever seen. (I’m seriously impressed) We decided not to enter them in the fair since we knew we would be out of town in Sacramento. If you’re interested in a fresh turkey, or one you can store until Thanksgiving, stop by our website to order or send me a message. The funds are going to Morgan to cover the cost of her project. If she has any money left, she wants to buy new cowboy boots. (Or a new Kawasaki mule, dream big girl!)

And on a special side note, today is her birthday. Happy Birthday Morgs.

Beyond honored to accept this award today.  The Diamond B is the newest inductee into California’s Agricultural Heritage...
07/25/2023

Beyond honored to accept this award today. The Diamond B is the newest inductee into California’s Agricultural Heritage Club!

The Heritage Club honors pioneer farms and ranches in the state that have been in operation for at one hundred or more years. This year marks the ranches 101 year.

Built on the backs of Sam and Mary Taylor, Elmo’s great great grandparents, the ranch is still operating today. Lord willing, our girls will be invited back in 24 years to celebrate the ranches 125 year award.

Most ranches in this United States are family owned and operated, and more than half of them will be handed down to the next generation. We’re proud to be another rung in the Taylor families ranching legacy.

Ranching is a lot of work and takes a lot of know how (and coors light) Four generations still call the ranch home. We are grateful every single day to have older generations still around to tell us what works and what we’re doing wrong. We are so blessed.

Here’s to another 100 years!!

Dirty feet, summer sun, cattle pastures ❤️
07/09/2023

Dirty feet, summer sun, cattle pastures ❤️

Liberty is modeling her typical summer outfit. Soaking wet, lots of dirt, and a strip of something dead on her side. Her...
07/03/2023

Liberty is modeling her typical summer outfit. Soaking wet, lots of dirt, and a strip of something dead on her side. Her accessory of choice is the dead squirrel she’s been carrying around. So fetch!

It’s the most perfect day.  Weezy and I are soaking up the extra sunshine, watching the grass dance in the breeze. The w...
06/22/2023

It’s the most perfect day. Weezy and I are soaking up the extra sunshine, watching the grass dance in the breeze. The winter was too long and too wet for me, my bones needed summer.

It’s our birthday! Sam Taylor put down his signature 101 years ago this month setting the stage for a ranching operation...
06/20/2023

It’s our birthday!

Sam Taylor put down his signature 101 years ago this month setting the stage for a ranching operation still going strong today.

There’s a lot of experience, wisdom, and coors light in these hills, all of which made the ranch in to what it is today. We’re so fortunate to still have 4 generations on the ranch, proving we know what we’re doing to raise high quality beef.

Help us celebrate! Use coupon code BIRTHDAY for 10%off apparel in our ranch store. www.DiamondB.org

Pictured is Nelda Taylor, in front of the ranch house (still in use today)
# beefisbest

Did you know male calves are called bulls? We castrate bull calves when they’re little, and they become steers. Most bee...
06/12/2023

Did you know male calves are called bulls? We castrate bull calves when they’re little, and they become steers. Most beef comes from steers, instead of bulls, since it has less testosterone which can change the flavor of the meat. Males with less testosterone are also easier to manage.

We couldn’t get this little dude gathered with the rest of the herd a few weeks ago when we worked the calves. But we got him today!

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