Jolie Vue packed it up and pointed the truck’s nose to Kansas in late March, searching for our version of the Wizard of Oz of fine grass-adapted cattle, the Red Angus. We were not disappointed. In fact, we were overwhelmed by beautiful, thick, moderate-framed Angus, so much so that we over-spent our intended budget (The Theeck’s Buckhorn Cattle Company was a buyer too). I kid you not when I say I found the cattle of my dreams in the Merry Merry Land of Oz. We bought a lot of cattle, starting with the best bull they had, now known as “Meat Wagon”, who will be our herd sire for a long time, health permitting and accidents avoided. Many nice heifers, some with little calves already at their side, are also headed to Brenham as I write. You are probably 15 months away from actually sampling some of this beef but I expect it to be another leap forward in great-tasting grass-fat beef from JVF. We’ll make sure that these cattle are on display at the Open Farm this year. You will love these beautiful creatures.