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Happy Warrior

Home on the Ranch

by Heather Wilhelm

Years ago, as enthusiastic new Texans, my husband and I moseyed into the Lone Star State with a vague and dusty dream: We wanted a ranch.

Here’s where things get tricky, for in Texas, “ranch” can mean a lot of different things. The term is rather fast and loose, a verbal grab bag used to describe everything from small hobby farms to 50-acre “gentlemen’s parcels” to mind-blowing sprawls of land and cattle and oil.

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