Logo Copyright Rebel Ranch
Cattle Ranch
& Honey Bee Apiary
Rebel Ranch
Penrose Colorado
6,000 feet above sea level

BEEF!
It's what's for Breakfast, Lunch AND Dinner!

HONEY, is for everything else!

Rebel Ranch Brand

Colorado Proud Logo


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About the Ranch
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  • Ranch Owners Twila and JD, designed the Ranch Logo in the top left corner of this web site. JD's daughter hand drew and finished the design. Thank you Heather, for an excellent Logo! The Honey Bee was added to the logo on the web site and business cards in March 2020.

  • Our cattle brand, "R E Bell" (top right corner of this web site) is issued by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Brand Inspection Division and spoken as, "Rebel."
  • The Colorado Department of Agriculture authorized us to use their "Colorado Proud" logo to promote food and agriculture products that are grown, raised and processed on our Colorado ranch.

  • Ranch Membership:
  • ‣ Belted Galloway Society.
    ‣ Colorado State Beekeepers Association.
    ‣ Colorado Farm Bureau.
    ‣ Beecheck Apiary Registry.
    ‣ Driftwatch, Speciality crop (Apiary) site Registry.
    ‣ Others.

  • Rebel Ranch is:
  • ‣ A Pesticide Free Zone!
    ‣ A Smoke and Drug Free Zone!
    ‣ Under expansion construction.

  • At the appropriate times, we shall apply for certifications such as; Organic, Grass Fed, Non-GMO, Humane treatment and others. Each certifying agency has different requirements, costs and time-lines to apply.

  • JD is Cow-Calf and Transportation Certified by the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program. In addition, he holds a Business Management degree and successfully completed additional college courses on Beekeeping, Beef Production, Cattle Management and others.
  • We Incorporated the ranch for tax reasons and are a small, Mom and Pop, Disabled Veteran owned ranch. We are NOT a large commercial operation. When items for sale are available, sales shall be on-line, mail order and at local Farmers Markets. See our Sales page for additional information.
  • Due to the ranch construction and other issues, ALL visits are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

  • Rebel Ranch area map

    Old satellite photo of the Rebel Ranch.
    There are many changes since this photo.
    Click on image to see a larger image

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    Nestled in the foothills on the southern slope of Pikes Peak, with rolling hills and ravines, exquisite Cedar, Juniper and Pinion Pine; Rebel Ranch sits in a picturesque valley on 80 acres, with pristine mountain air and views. The ranch is bordered on the East and South by the Beaver Creek State Wildlife Area. We are surrounded by mountains and hills, with beautiful red rock formations to the North, Sugar Loaf Mountain to the Northeast, Table Mountain to the East and majestic views of the 14,345 foot Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the West, approximately 75 miles away (photo on Home page).

    We are raising Belted Galloway cattle, also known as "Belties" and "Oreo cows". We follow the principals, guide lines and standards of both the Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program for Livestock and the American Grassfed Association Ruminant Grassfed Standards. Our cattle are grass fed and grass finished, raised humanely, as naturally and stress free as possible on native grass pastures, with fresh clean water. NO drugs, antibiotics, hormones or growth implants administered, unless directed by a veterinarian for the health of the animal.

    Our Belties are purebred, with registered bloodlines through the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (CLRC)*. Their feed, health, welfare and well-being are carefully monitored and in order to minimize disease transmission to our cattle, we strictly adhere to the biosecurity procedures** designed for our ranch.

    * The CLRC registry is used by the Belted Galloway Society and others world wide. See the Links page.
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    Please see our, "Our Cattle" page for information on our ranch cattle, our "Benefits" page for why grass fed beef is healthier for you to eat than grain fed and our "Breed Information" page for more information on this awesome breed.

    Do you know how many stomachs cattle have? A lot of people are unaware that cattle have four stomachs and that these stomachs and other organs are designed to digest grass, not just grain. Because grass is healthier for cattle to eat, NO grain will be fed to our cattle at any time; only mothers milk (calves), natural grass, natural hay and natural organic mineral supplements, all non-GMO! Some of the people who eat our beef have food allergies and are allergic to soy***. Therefore, our cattle are SOY FREE and NEVER given products containing soy!

    *** Soy is in most processed foods, check the labels. Soy and products containing soy, may cause health issues in humans and animals when consumed.

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    To supplement and increase the existing native grass, we seeded our pastures with a blend of eight (8) Native grass species specially formulated for this area. And, we added one legume species of ground cover, with additional species to be added at a later date. The Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) provided the Native grass seed list. [opens in pop-up window]

    Pasture grass, legumes, ground cover and natural fertilizer are extremely important for soil health and grazing, including the ability of the ground to hold moisture and drain excess moisture without erosion. Only Natural Organic fertilizer shall be used on this ranch, NO Synthetics! Research on pasture grass, legumes and ground cover seed mixtures for this area, climate and elevation shall be on-going to find the best mix. Soil tests shall be conducted on a regular basis, with fertilizer adjustments made as indicated. Using regenerative agriculture, rotational grazing and with our on-going research and effort to improve the grass and soil health, our pastures will continue to improve. Additional grass, legumes and ground cover species could be added over time.

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    Honey Bee
    See our "Honey Bees" page for information about our Honey Bee Apiary.

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    Items for Sale

    Items currently available for sale are listed on our "Sales" page.
    Additional items shall be listed as they become available.

  • In the future after we build our herd, we plan to occasionally sell Belted Galloway meat and live Belted Galloway cattle. However, these sales won't happen for a few years. The exact date depends on a lot of factors and will be posted on our Sales page as we get closer to that time.
  • We are compiling "Granny's Rebel Ranch Cookbook."

    ‣ In 1978, JD's Grandmother wrote a cookbook for family members and it's being updated with additional recipes and information.

    ‣ This book will contain many old family recipes handed down for generations; including the secret ingredients, new recipes created on the ranch and from family members, a section on smoking meat and other information.

    ‣ It will take time to finish the cookbook due to the time needed to build the new ranch infrastructure, clear and fence pastures, etc. (work in progress)

    ‣ When published, "Granny's Rebel Ranch Cookbook" will be available for purchase on our Sales page.

  • Natural honey from our ranch Bee hives, Bee's wax and related items will be posted on our Sales page, when available in 2021.
  • Our honey shall be:
    ‣ As it comes from the hive - Pure, with NO additives!
    ‣ Raw, NEVER heated!
    ‣ Unfiltered.
    Unfiltered, raw honey is MUCH healthier for you!

    Depending on container size, the number of servings on the label will vary.
    The label above is from the FDA web site.

  • Pine nuts (from our trees) will be posted on our Sales page, when available.
  • Build your cactus garden! See our Sales page for additional information.
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    Because we border the Beaver Creek State Wildlife area; Mule deer, Elk, Wild Turkey, Mountain lion (also known as Cougar, Puma and other names), Bobcat, Bear, Fox, Coyote and other wild animals may be seen on the Rebel Ranch. Thankfully, there are no pole-cats! At least we haven't seen, or smelled Pepe Le Pew, yet...

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    Information will be posted as it changes, or becomes available. Please check back.

    Ranch construction phases (about page 2).

    This page updated on 6 November 2020 @ 0612 Mountain

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