In 1998 my husband and I relocated to San Benito, Texas, which is  in deep South Texas of the Rio Grande Valley, close to South Padre Island and the Southern border.   It's hot & humid but the gulf breeze always blows.  
purchase 34 acre where we raise homesteading, smaller animals which are easier on the land and for me to handle.  We now have a simpler ,  not easier life.  

KuneKune Piglets  at CD&J Mini Ranch in San Benito, Texas - Aren't they cute?White Ringneck Doves at CD&J Mini Ranch in San Benito, TexasWe raise South Texas Miniature Cattle,  registered Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Registered and DNA tested KuneKune pigs, Buff Ducks,  Bourbon Red Turkeys, Midget White Turkeys, Pilgrim Geese multi-colored egg laying Chickens, Miniature Rex Rabbits, registered Mediterranean Miniature Donkeys and White Doves.  
 We call our ranch CD&J Mini Ranch, after our family's first name initials:  myself - Cynthia; my husband Dave; and our children: Justin, Crystal & Josh. 

After we added an all weather road, completed the water lines, partially cleared, fenced and cross fenced the  acres, we added pig houses,  larger chicken houses, & a larger goat barn.  We  put in a barn for our miniature donkeys and cattle. Our most recent project was to finish my milk house where I will be milking my goats, making cheese and other delicious and delectable treats.

We now sell all of our animal's offspring including goat kids - bottle babies and weaned; Kunekune piglets, mini rex rabbit kits,  miniature 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' 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 producing animals better suited for homesteading pastures, family meals and producing superior offspring.   

I am very  proud to be a part of this ever changing and growing process.

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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