We are Pierre & Nicole Caballero. We are a young couple with a young family trying to raise our kids and our animals the best way we know how. We homeschool our five amazing children; Andrus, Ariana, Adrien, Amelia & Abrahm. We enjoy living in the country, waking up to our roosters, Papa, Cartwright & Cluck Norris, crowing in the mornings (sometimes way too early), and sitting on our back porch hearing the crickets chirping on a late summer night. We have an amazing extended family and so many friends to share our life with. We enjoy the outdoors and are blessed to live in beautiful East Texas. When time allows we enjoy playing games with our kids, fishing, learning new things, and traveling to new places.
Our families healing journey with food started back in 2010. After our oldest daughter was born, we found out that she had very severe allergies to a huge variety of things including dairy. We started doing a significant amount of research and realized that the food industry DOES NOT have our best interests in mind. As a matter of fact, it is the exact opposite, they are doing whatever is necessary to make the population sicker! We felt extremely upset and completely lied to!
We found out about raw milk and the benefits of A2 proteins and non-pasteurized dairy in general. We found out about commercially processed meats and feedlots. YUCK! We were taken aback by the amount of sugar in everything we eat everyday from peanut butter, to spaghetti sauce to toothpaste even! Reading labels and cutting out anything processed became our mission. We started out buying some chickens for eggs, a few steers for beef and some goats too. CT Ranch was officially born. We bought everything else we could find, like our raw milk, from other local farmers. Maybe not so surprisingly, Ariana, had no trouble with our fresh-from-the-farm food choices and her allergy issues completely disappeared.
In 2013, we moved to another property and I desperately wanted to be able to stay home with our kids and homeschool Andrus. I figured out the numbers and told Pierre that if we bought just 1 dairy cow, I thought I could not only save us money from buying our milk from another farm, but also sell the extra and make enough to support me staying home. It worked and within 3 months, I had sold every extra gallon produced and had a waiting list for our raw milk. We bought another cow and the rest is history.
It has been a very long, bumpy and wonderful ride over the past 13 years of farming; raising animals, raising kids, producing high quality food products and figuring out how to do it all the best possible way, to make the greatest impact on our families health, our animals health, our lands health and our customers health! We pride ourselves on our core values of honesty, integrity, transparency, and health. We are a work in progress and are constantly learning new things to make our products and farming practices better every day.
On any typical day, you will find us out working the animals; even the kids pitch in to help with chores, when they can of course. All of our animals are handled on a daily basis with a lot of love. We truly care about each and every one of them, they are all named and are all special in their own ways. We raise our animals to provide meat and dairy products for ourselves, our family & our friends. We love that we are also able to provide these healthy products to our farm members as well!
Hope to see you soon!
Pierre & Nicole Caballero
CT Ranch is home to two amazing ranch dogs, Luna & Steve. Luna is our Great Pyrenees, livestock guardian dog. She doesn’t do a great job of guarding the livestock but rather enjoys guarding the kids and our property. You will likely see her lounging around the pastures or running around greeting customers with her obsessive barking.
Steve was a pup from a litter that got dumped on our property Spring of 2022. We weren’t planning to keep any of the puppies but Steve was instantly attached to our oldest son and hasn’t left his side since he got here. He has proven to be an excellent farm dog and does a great job of protecting our family and property. You will likely see him running around the property on your visits too.