The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 37 – The Story of Rocking Bar H Ranch with Brook Hickle

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll hear from first generation Rancher Brook Hickle from Enumclaw, Washington. Brook along with her husband and three boys own and operate Rocking Bar H ranch which is a Red Angus seed stock operation that you’ll learn all about in today’s episode.

In 2005, Brook’s young family of four dove head-first into the purchase of an old dairy farm and a small herd of registered Red Angus cattle. The following year, one more baby boy came along and the cow herd began to grow. Time passed quickly as the dream to become a ranching family continued to turn to reality. Along the way, setbacks can sometimes feel bigger than gains, but we learned that the old saying really is true: “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” {Remember to tie that knot tight, friends…it’s worth it!} Fast forward 14 years – the now converted dairy barns and green pastures continue to serve as the home of Rocking Bar H Ranch. Here, along with a number of beautiful leased pastures across the Enumclaw plateau, they continue to raise Red Angus and quality local grass hay for ourselves and our customers. The Hickle’s also offer USDA processed natural grass-finished ground beef. The short history of Rocking Bar H is a full one, and we look forward to what God has in store for their operation in the future. Ranch life is the best life!

Well friends, I don’t think we could have ended this year with a better guest then Brook Hickle, Thank you so much Brook for sharing your story, your wisdom, and your light light with us. 

I wanted to take a minute to say a big thank you to everyone before signing off for 2019  The Rural Woman Podcast will be taking a short break over the holidays but will be back in 2020 with brand new episodes sharing the incredible stories of Women In Agriculture.

I want to thank the women who have trusted me to share their stories through the podcast and helping spread the good word of agriculture. We all might not farm, ranch, or homestead the same but I think its a beautiful thing that we can all come together and support one another just the same.

I want to thank all of the members over on Patreon Amanda G., Annabel M., Bev R., Bill N., Kelsey J., Kylee W.,   Lailand O., Melia M., Molly K., Shannon S., Sherri P., Shyla R., and Tiffany D. for their financial support for the show. Recording, editing, producing, and promoting the show takes time, effort, and money and without your support I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. If you are a fan of the show and would like to ensure the stories of women in agriculture continue to be shared through The Rural Woman Podcast, please consider becoming a patron through Patreon.

I also want to say thank you to the ladies over in The Rural Woman Podcast community group on Facebook for being in community with me. Our group has seen some great growth as well as support for one another other the last couple months and I want to thank you all for being there. As we know, this lifestyle can be isolating sometimes but coming together in this small way can make it seem a little less lonely. Thank you again for being a part of this community.

Last but certainly not least, I want to thank you – the listener of The Rural Woman Podcast. Thank you for making time for me and my guests each week to share our own stories with you. As I mentioned before, no two stories are a like and I think that’s what makes The Rural Woman Podcast so special. Thank you for listening with open hearts and open minds. I hope you are able to feel inspired and relate to these stories. But most importantly, I hope you find the courage to share your own story in agriculture. Whether that be through social media, community groups, and beyond. Each and every one of our stories matter. You matter. Thank you for being here.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. I wish for nothing but the best for your and yours in the new year. We’ll see you all back here on The Rural Woman Podcast in 2020!

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Katelyn Duban

Katelyn Duban

Farmer | Podcast Host | Coach

Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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