We are the Owners, Executive Directors, General Managers, Herdsman, Show Cattle Managers, Director of Compost Operations and Maintenance on this Oklahoma cattle ranch. ha We pretty much consider Thorne Ranch a "Bed, Breakfast and Bovine facility."
We hope and pray that our children and grandchildren will have the same opportunity for the future in agriculture if they so desire.. We live a life that very few people have the opportunity to experience. The Lord has truly blessed us and our families. Our children and grandchildren are the rocks that cement our whole theory on life. With out their love and support we would be just two old people raising and caring for cattle. Visit the Diary page to read our journal of activities at the ranch.
We are Albert (Abbie) and Joan Herrington Thorne, owners and operators of Thorne Ranch. We both originated from cattle ranching families; from the Panhandle of Texas and the Sandhills of Nebraska. Our parents taught us old fashioned values! Hard work and honesty go a long way in this world. It's all about our seven kids, thirteen grandchildren, our friends, and our cattle herd at this ranch."
We grew up in the era when kids were expected to take up the slack on the ranch. We learned how to swing a rope and work cattle. Even though we were both raised hundreds of miles apart we have the same country kid values. We learned early on what a penny was worth and how hard it was to keep a hold of it. We learned how to work beside the hired help, be the hired help and also be the boss. We learned how to raise, nurture and market livestock for a living. When you live with your herd like we do you become in touch with their personalities, their needs and welfare. They are our second family! We try to uphold that tradition that our ancestors left behind for us. Take care of your cattle and customers and they will take care of you.
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