Our family's dream was to have our own cattle ranch in the South Rupununi. We wanted a home from which to keep livestock, invest in agriculture, increase our conservation efforts and host guests and researchers. The Ranch would also be home to Rupununi Trails, the family tour operator and river trip business.
In 2016 building commenced at Wichabai, a historic site in the South Rupununi.
By Christmas 2016, we had floors, roof, most of the walls, a well and even a 'bar'.
At the end of 2016, work was halted for Justin and Erin's wedding right on the airstrip near the house. The celebrations, which lasted nine days, included a mini rodeo, a drive up a mountain and a tour of friends and family in nearby villages
In the first part of 2017 the main house was finished...
...And we began to concentrate on fencing the compound, planting fruit trees, rounding up our animals and building a house for Chado and Vanessa.
Now in 2018 we are hosting guests in the Ranch House and we've started building guest houses. But the most exciting news is that a large group of Red Siskins is feeding by the lake every afternoon!