Ambition isn't the right word to describe the type of people we are. When you read about how things unfolded for us over the last 4 years and what some of the things are that we have in store for the future of Right Lane Ranch, our hope is that you understand that it's much deeper than being ambitious. And, maybe, you can help us come up with the word(s) that do describe us, because for lack of a better word all we can come up with is authenticity.
When we showed up in June of 2015, the 160 acres of bare grass-land needed a lot of work. That's a understatement, honestly. It appeared as everything from fence posts, to irrigation pipes, to tractors were broken. And we didn't have a plan. We took one small step at a time, fit in between the spaces of family time and working from home for other businesses, and looked at how the work would impact where we wanted to be in the future. In the beginning, we weren't sure what we wanted the future to look like. It was more about the day-to-day lifestyle we were after. We wanted a slower paced, more intentional lifestyle. But as many of you could guess, there's nothing "slow" about life, even in the country. Not. One. Thing.
At some point, it was like a slap in the face, and we figured out we wanted to raise cattle a very specific way, and some how make other families homes better. We put big things on our vision board. Things like selling grass-fed beef, hosting teaching events and retreats at our ranch, and growing a community that believes in the importance of intentional living the way that we do.
We take pride in brining beef into homes that comes from Oregon farms and ranches. When our neighbor Michael Fischer called us last year and asked if we wanted to buy any of their grass-fed steers. Our decision to say yes led to many more opportunities than we could have seen by only raising our own cattle. This decision helped us not only provide the high quality products we offer it's shaped the foundation of our business.
This year we will be starting up our own herd again, it's unlikely that we will keep pace with demand through cattle only from our ranch and it's not a core value of ours to only offer beef raised by us. The decision for us to leave the corporate world in hopes to start a ranch and raise our daughters as Oregon ranchers changed our lives forever. There are so many other multigenerational farms and ranchers here in Oregon, I couldn't imagine not doing more to support them as our business expands. Our core value is to only offer beef from farms and ranches right here in Oregon so the families that we serve always know that they are supporting Oregon families with our products.
We strive every day to treat others the way we'd like to be treated and will continue to tirelessly show the homes we serve, as well as our followers that we care about them and their families.
We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming community events this year and beyond. Feel free to call with questions, to plan a trip out or just to catch up.
Nathan, Julie, Olivia and Millaney Campbell