CD&J MINI RANCH - SAN BENITO, TEXAS - Kunekune Pigs, Nigerian Goats, Mini Cows, Mini Rex Rabbits
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In 1997 my husband and I relocated from the Houston area to San Benito, Texas, which is located in deep South Texas of the Rio Grande Valley.  My husband newly retired and I still working, wanted more than just  jobs, decided to purchase 5 acre about 2 miles down the road from our home.  I have always wanted ranch animals and since moving every 2 to 3 years of my life (both my husband and Dad are retired military), I really wanted a piece of property to call my ranch - even a small ranch.  My plan was to raise homesteading animals - smaller animals so it would be easier for me to handle.  I wanted to create a relaxing, easier, simpler life with my family and a lot of animals in it. 

White Ringneck Doves at CD&J Mini Ranch in San Benito, TexasWe soon sold our 5 acres and purchased 15 acres on a beautiful lake.  We have also increased our animal numbers and added our Western Miniature calves, additional Registered Nigerian goats and KuneKune pigs, along with our Buff Ducks, Red Bourbon Turkeys, Buff Chickens, Rex Miniature Rabbits, Mediterranean Miniature Donkeys and White Doves. I now have my ranch!!!   We call it CD&J Mini Ranch, after myself, my wonderful husband Dave and our children; Jason, Justin, Crystal and Joshua. 
After we added a good road, completed the water lines, fenced and cross fenced the 15 acres, we added more pig houses, a larger chicken house, and a larger goat barn.  We also put in a new house for our three Miniature Donkeys, hopefully two more soon.

With the help of my husband Dave and adult son Justin, we have created my Mini Ranch, except our lives are far from easier or simpler, but we enjoy every minute of it.

We now sell all of our animal's offspring including goat kids - bottle babies and weaned, Kunekune Piglets, Rex Rabbit Kits and soon Miniature Beef Calves and Miniature Donkeys. 
Oh, and we have lots of chickens and eggs...

Miniture Rex Rabbits at CD&J Mini Ranch in San Benito, TexasAt CD&J Mini Ranch we believe in God and Jesus's love and guidance.  We also believe that we are sharecroppers for this Great Land of ours - the United States of America.  We purchased this land from someone who loved this property.  After we care for and nurture our land and animals, someone else will purchase it and with God's help will do the same.
It is important to continue to promote the Homesteading Agriculture market with animals that work well on small farms and ranches, instead of large meat making factories.Our family is committed to  working towards a higher standard and protecting our breeds.  We will produce animals better suited for homesteading pastures, family meals and produce a superior offspring for these heritage breeds.  We are doing the best job possible to care for not only our land but to provide for the well being of our animals, providing a high quality of life while continuing to work on conformity of the breeds. 

I am very  proud to be a part of this ever changing and growing process.
KuneKune Piglets  at CD&J Mini Ranch in San Benito, Texas - Aren't they cute?KuneKune piglets and Momma at CD&J Mini Ranch in San Benito, Texas

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.


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