Times have changed since we helped Dad butcher beef he had raised here on pasture but finished with both pasture and grain. Dad and Mom, J.C. and Mary Riddle, bought this farm in 1944. Dad had been orphaned as a young boy and he valued the security of his own farm for his family. When he bought the farm it was an abandoned sawmill with a great need for TLC. Dad spent the next 53 years improving and enjoying his farm. He and Mom raised cattle, hogs and chickens and grew garden, wheat, barley and hay. When Mom and Dad were 90 years old they reluctantly left the farm and moved to a retirement apartment in town. Not wishing the farm leave the family they sold it to us. The farm is a great joy to us, our children and grandchildren. 


Recently our children educated us to the benefits of "GRASS FED BEEF" and we are convinced of its health and economic benefits. Maybe home grown beef and their garden contributed to Dad's 96 years and Mom's 103 years. The more we read about the positives of grass fed beef the more we wonder why we didn't start sooner with this "project". We purchase feeder calves in February or March, feed them til spring on grass and alfalfa hay and finish them on our lush pastures from May to August or later. Drive by and see our happy and healthy herd and reserve your half or whole beef. 


Warren and Sylvia Riddle 

13616 E Mt Spokane Pk Dr (State Hwy 206) 

Mead, W A 99021 




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