The ranch wife, reinvented

Brophy, Kerry
December 2005
High Country News;12/26/2005, Vol. 37 Issue 24, p7
The article presents information on a ranch, managed by Andrea Malmberg in Twin Creek near Lander, Wyoming. The ranch is very much different from the traditional one in the area. Her husband used to bring the guests those who wanted to play cowboy and work on a real-life ranch for a while. But Andrea has modified it while taking a further step, providing them with well furnished new lodgings. Her aim was to create a place, where people can interact and have dinner together. The visitors from all over the world can stay there and enjoy cuisine, created using the ranch's free-range beef, poultry, pork, goat cheese and vegetables. The visitors get exposed to only grass eating, range-fed cattle that receive no hormones or antibiotics. There is a holistic range management practice varying from the cattle on the land to mimic the effects of elk and bison grazing. A part of their ranch is under a conservation easement too. They have a good marketing system too and they market their own products directly to Wyoming consumers, retail outlets and a local restaurant.


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