We've also been exploring ideas for utilizing the empty cement silo behind the barn. So far the options have been to use it as a roosting spot for free range chickens, housing the vineyard wine equipment, and more. My personal favorite was to put a platform on top, maybe with a hot tub and a telescope? Or we could always opt for the house option, like this one, except above ground.
But I think our best idea was just hatched last night.
It all started with William's current obsession with horses and cows bucking. Every game somehow involves him riding a bucking bull and falling off. All the toy horses have been renamed from Sackett to Chico, after Chico's lengthy display of galloping and bucking around the field on Saturday. As a result Clay and I have joked about letting him enter a muttonbusters competition at a rodeo.
And then I got the brilliant idea. We could breed champion bucking sheep. Sell them across the country for all of the muttonbusting competitions. Then we can advertise: "Visit the Vineyards & Orchard at Cross-D Ranch - Home of the Champion Bucking Mutton Baa-dacious, Never been ridden by any children aged 9 and under".
I have always wanted the job of naming bucking bulls. This would be my chance. We could start with sheep appropriate variations of some PBR's finest: