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VIDEO: John Welch / The Ranch That Barbed Wire Built

Posted on 24. Jun, 2011 by in Videos

The accompanying video is a chat with John Welch of Spade Ranches, at the historic Renderbrook Spade Ranch south of Colorado City, Texas. Filmed near the springhouse at ranch headquarters. Renderbrook is known as “the Ranch That Barbed Wire Built,” so called because its founder in 1889 was I.L. Ellwood, one of the original patent […]

VIDEO: Spade Ranch Cowboys at Work

Posted on 24. Jun, 2011 by in Videos

Some footage showing hands on the Renderbrook Spade Ranch at work. Steve White, Marty Daniel, Kaleb Jackson, and Wichita Falcon go about their duties. October 2010. For more in this vein, see the videos under the Videos tab, above, or visit this article. Photo above shows Marty Daniel, who is mentioned prominently in the cover […]

VIDEO: Steve White, Renderbrook Ranch, Part 2

Posted on 24. Jun, 2011 by in Videos

This clip concludes our on-camera interview of Steve White, manager of the historic, sprawling (190 square miles) Renderbrook Spade Ranch, Colorado City. For more information, see the article “Under the Spade Brand,” on this site or view other material by clicking the Videos tab, above.

VIDEO: Steve White, Renderbrook Ranch Manager

Posted on 24. Jun, 2011 by in Videos

This video is the first part of a two-parter interview with Steve White, manager of the Renderbrook Spade Ranch, Colorado City, Texas. For more on the ranch, see the “Under the Spades Brand” article on this site, or view other videos under the VIDEOS tab, above.

VIDEO: Renderbrook Spade Ranch Hands / Cutting Cattle

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by in Videos

This 3-minute clip shows hands on the Renderbrook Spade Ranch doing some cutting and continues with them working cattle. For more in this vein, see other video under the Videos tab, above. COPYRIGHT JESSE MULLINS 2010 Also see this article: Under the Spade Brand.

VIDEO: Brood Mare Herd, Spade Ranch

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by in Videos

This is a video snippet I shot during my two days on the ranch. See text below. – JFM . . . . The Best Little Ranch Horse Herd in Texas In the midst of a drive across the ranch, Spades Ranches CEO John Welch spots something off to his right—200 yards away, just inside […]

Wonders Never Cease

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by in Nature, Videos

Time and Chance Probably the most amazing physical phenomenon I have ever witnessed—and ever will—occurred on Aug. 10, 1972, when I was yet a teenager and was working as a horse wrangler on the Heart Six Guest Ranch in northwestern Wyoming, a few miles from the settlement of Moran. I witnessed what has been called […]