Concert Brass had its beginning with the 1970 purchase of Windy Hill Symphonie. The genetically superior, National Performance Champion Mare, became the cornerstone of the Concert prefix. Her dynasty continues to be perpetuated through her award winning Morgan horse descendants, some living as far away as New York, and others that still run on our rugged Texas Hill Country ranch in Uvalde County.
Our newest and most difficult challenge is to progress towards sustainability (holistic ranching) by raising genetically superior animals that are able to thrive in their continually improving natural environment. The rewards for our success, will not only be for our own benefit, but for anyone that follows us into this new frontier. If you have questions, together we can find the answers.
Koley, a German Shepherd that retired as a War Hero. He sniffed for bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan and saved countless lives. I was able to adopt him in 2004 when he was 10 years old and going blind with German Shepherd Pannus. He was the love of my life. He was born in Holland and served our country in multiple job sites (airports, ATF and overseas). Sadly on June 1st, 2010, at the age of 16, I put him down, and I feel sure that he will be waiting for me at the rainbow bridge.
Morgan Horses set the stage for Concert Brass...
Over the years, we have expanded Concert Brass to include a number of species, such as Boer goats, Dorper sheep, Jersey cows, Dexter cattle, meat rabbits, free range chickens, Embden geese, ducks, turkeys, and our guardian dogs.
We welcome WWOOFERS to the farm where we have plenty to do, and we have had wonderful experiences with some great folks to date. Please feel free to check out our listing at WWOOF usa.
Here is an Excerpt that I took From the February 1 reading, written by Ray Simpson, in his book, "Daily Light from the Celtic Saints.” Anamchara Books, 2013-07-02:
Dear Lord, may all that is here
reflect the harmony and wholeness you want for your creation.
Bless the moon that is above us, the earth that is beneath us.
May the animals in this place be happy and healthy.
Bless the hard work to be done here:
the seedlings that shall grow here,
the neighbors we shall greet here
and all whose gaze comes here.
Circle this place by day and by night.
Keep far from it all that harms, bring to it all that is good.
May this place be fragrant with the presence of the Lord, God’s peace be always here and in those who dwell here.
As we look to progress towards sustainability (holistic ranching) by raising genetically superior animals, we want to pass on some of our knowledge gained through Homesteading visits. Please email or call us at (830) 988-2335 to arrange your visit for: