Farmhouse on river with ponds: 3 bedrooms in main house with great bird, hog hunting, fishing. Swim, tube, kayak on spring fed river. Experience Texas rustic frontier living---with electricity, running water and indoor plumbing.
The 69 acre SW Hood County farm was originally a part of a 160 acre frontier homestead located 60 miles from Fort Worth. The jewel of the property is a late 19th century renovated rustic 3 bedroom Texas farmhouse with adjacent outdoor farm and ranch structures, ponds, and large garden plot.
Our ranch's southern border includes Richardson Creek which runs into the Paluxy River, the last undammed river in Texas. Richardson Creek and the Paluxy are natural rivers which have been little touched by development.
The ranch structures erected in the late 19th century consist of grain storage rooms, a workshop area, storage sheds, and a hay storage-livestock working barn. All these facilities originally supported a thriving frontier farm and self- sustaining ranch operation. There is a one-room log cabin guest house and loft with a porch adjacent to another pond which is of more recent construction.
Of the Seasonal wild game includes deer, wild turkeys, occasional wild hogs. Animal lovers will often spot armadillos, coyotes, raccoons. There are many bird species present including blue birds, hawks, buzzards, chaparrals, dove, hummingbirds, cardinals, and many others. The safe use of firearms is encouraged.
69 acres: lots of yearly hay production attract deer and birds; 29 acres are pasture grasses from Africa; 5 acres
are native pecans and wild plum trees; and 5 acres surround the house where garden produce is grown and harvested. There are 3 stock ponds and 2 seasonal runoff ponds. The north boundary is a half mile of the spring-fed Richardson Creek stream that is a rich habitat for deer, bobcats, coyote, rabbits, wild turkey, wild hogs, foxes, red tailed hawks and many other kinds of wildlife. The 30 acre field is right under a dove flyaway & is ideal bird hunting. The property is a habitat for eastern bluebirds, road runners, and seasonal wild ducks among many other bird species.
Fishing on the property, as well as photographing the wild deer population, has always been a favorite family and guest pastime.
The main house is rustic but has a combination kitchen-dining-living room area, including a Subzero fridge, master bedroom, 2 additional bedrooms, indoor screened porch and dog run, full bath, shower room and full width front porch with a screened porch. Wood burning fire places exist in the master bedroom and one bedroom; the main living area has a wood burning antique iron stove. Four window a/c units are available for heating and cooling. Living and bedrooms are wall papered and all have ceiling fans. The yard has seasonal hardy perennial flower beds planted with iris, turk's caps, asparagus, daffodils, dwarf crepe myrtle, grape hyacinths, spider lilies, fall crocus and bluebonnets. Shade trees are pecan, cedar elm, cypress, soap berry and hack berry. The creek banks have burr oak, willow and native pecan trees.
The kitchen has a Subzero fridge, electric range and oven, microwave, toaster, mixer, toaster oven, disposal, tiled countertop and back splash. The house has mostly long leaf yellow pine wood floors and is completely furnished in early oak tables, chairs, dressers, rockers, wicker porch chairs and couch, antique iron beds, couch foldout bed, floor lamps, and storage trunk. The front porch has a wood floor, railing, wicker rockers and a Granbury courthouse bench. The yard has a rock patio with picnic tables and is fenced with a post and pole design.
Various field crops such as alfalfa, corn, and milo have been grown besides the sudan hay crop..
Note: During the 90's, a 60 ft. long dinosaur skeleton was discovered and excavated on the bank of Richardson Creek just 150' beyond our east property line. It is now a center piece display at the Ft. Worth Museum of science and History and has been designated as the PALUXYSAURUS JONESI STATE DINOSAUR OF TEXAS.
Other local attractions near the ranch are Fossil Rim Wildlife Ranch (lots of African animals), Dinosaur Valley State Park and the Promise Outdoor Theater as well as the towns of Glenrose, Stephenville, and Granbury. Granbury has an opera house as well as lake Granbury. The Promise is a musical passion play and Christian drama about the life of Jesus Christ. It is performed at the Texas Amphitheatre in Glen Rose, TX on Friday and Saturday. Nearby Stephenville is the "Cowboy Capitol of the World," home of the Tarleton Plowboys, with regular horse and Texas A&M;/Tarleton agriculture conferences.