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Beaver Creek Cattle Co., located in north-central Oklahoma, is home to Longhorns with striking eye-appeal.  Our Longhorns have great color, conformation, disposition and big horns. 

 

Coloration of longhorn cattle is fascinating.  Our longhorns show tremendous variation in colors as we strive for "every color in the rainbow".  Horn shape is almost as varied as color.  What wonderful eye-appeal these animals have as they decorate the Tallgrass Prairie!     

 

Most of our cows are for sale and prices are included next to the pictures.  A few are marked nfs (not for sale) for various reasons....often sentimental!  Price listed is for the cow only unless stated otherwise.  

 

 

December 28, 2015 It's only been a month since the last ice storm.  This one was a doozie!   Rural Electric will be back on this next week or so, if the crews can make it happen. We lost count of the number of poles snapped like toothpicks with well over an inch of ice and 50-60 mph winds. First day or two we went through the chores to the tune of Simon and Garfunkel's

 

"Slip sliding away, slip sliding away

You know the nearer your destination

The more you're slip sliding away"

 

Well, we've changed our tune a bit and are now going with Merle Haggard's

 

"If we make it through December

Everything's gonna be all right I know

It's the coldest time of winter

And I shiver when I see the falling snow"

 

Longhorns hear the truck coming up the hill and come to meet it for a big serving of cubes and a few bites of hay.  Then back to the tree-covered windbreak at the base of the cliff where they could hang out till the wind dropped - three days later.

 

If we make it through December (and January, maybe February, and perhaps a bit of March) we'll be fine.

 

Hang in there Longhorn Friends, and a Happy New Year to All!!

 

Carole

 

 

  

Our longhorns are friendly!!!

The ranch is located on the shores of Kaw Reservoir where Beaver Creek runs into the lake.  The land was part of the Kaw Reservation and backs up to the Osage Reservation.  It's on the southern end of the Flint Hills, so it's rocky, but grows wonderful bluestem pasture.  It has never been plowed.


Beaver Creek runs down from eastern Kansas and is a great haven to wildlife and a stop-over location for migrating waterfowl and wintering eagles.


Just to the east of us is the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve with its free-ranging herds of massive American buffalo.


Prairie fires come through about every 2-3 years.  They clean off the brush and give new life to the pastures.  It's always an adrenalin rush to watch the flames sweep through, but the cows take it all in stride and move to the water's edge.  The fire that passed through two days before this photo was taken burned a little over 30,000 acres.  


Following the fires, the prairie comes alive with new growth and wild flowers like this butterfly milkweed and prickly-pear cactus.

I have three sons and their families who are great to help when needed, especially for the big items like fencing, yearly vaccinations, and pulling me out when I get stuck in the snow. Good friends and neighbors pitch in regularly. 
 
I spend a lot of time out on the prairie, enjoying the outdoors and the longhorns and the wildlife.  I'm lucky because my family and friends enjoy sharing it with me.

Finally retired from my "real job" as a veterinary parasitologist.  More time with longhorns and tall grass!  I'm still hard to reach by phone since much of the prairie has no phone service.  But email me, or call and leave a message, and I'll try to get back with you.  I always enjoy talking with other longhorn folks.                 
                                        Carole Muchmore

 

Sometimes it is best to view the world from a secure location.

Winter on the ranch

 
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