How Onion Creek Ranch Came To Be
I began my goat-raising journey when I bought property on Onion Creek south of Austin in 1988. Escaping the big city of Houston for a better quality of life, I named the property Onion Creek Ranch, moved there in late 1989, and acquired my first goat in January 1990. As a real estate broker, I knew when I purchased the Onion Creek location that it was so close to Austin that I had about ten years to live there before Austin crowded me out. I was correct, especially after I began raising goats. By 1999, I had a decision to make: cut back the goat numbers to hobby status or move west to more acreage to raise meat goats on a larger scale. I chose to move. In 1999, I bought 500 acres in McCulloch County north of Brady, Texas, and greatly expanded my goat-raising operation. After many years of raising goats on a large scale in an isolated area, I decided to move back closer to civilization. In 2014, I bought acreage in Burnet County about 50 miles north of Austin and began building a new ranch as I marketed the McCulloch County property to prospective buyers. The big move came in March 2018, and the goats, dogs, cats, and I now happily reside at Onion Creek Ranch on Happy Ridge Road near Briggs, Texas, where I have applied what I learned from my 18 years in West Texas to build a new and efficient-to-operate goat ranch.