A FARMLADY AND A COWBOY
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Suzanne is the farm lady; as a naturalist with a background in fitness, wellness, raw food and herbal nutrition, Suzanne started the raw milk dairy side of the ranch in 2007 and began operating their herd share program. Dwight is the cowboy, with lots of life experience lived and lessons to share, he has pushed cattle all over the open range of Douglas County since the 1990's. Suzanne and Dwight met, blending four children, then having their own late in life blessing together, making five children in all! Together, this farm & ranch duo manage dairy and beef cattle, dairy goats, laying hens, honey bees, hogs, horses and dogs! By the grace of God, and with His blessings, they acquired and re-settled at the Historic Allis Ranch, in the fall of 2016. The rest is history, that will become their legacy - for their children to pick up Agriculture, when they leave off +
ABOUT THE HISTORIC ALLIS RANCH
Charles Allis and his brother, John, left England in 1883 becoming shipwrecked and then rescued before arriving in America. After living in several states and trying many vocations, Charles came to Monument in 1887 and operated a meat market in addition to buying and selling cattle.
In 1908 Mr. Allis constructed the Allis Reservoir, which can still be seen east of I-25.
Charles met his bride to be, Minnie Steimle in Palmer Lake where he delivered meat to her family’s saloon. He leased land for his cattle east of the Greenland area. Later he purchased that land where he built a log cabin for his bride in 1911. After several children were born in the cabin the family needed more room so Charles built a new home in the town of Greenland.
Mr. and Mrs. Allis had seven children in total.
The Allis family ranched, raising milk cows and prize winning Hampshire sheep. Mr. Allis was the first rancher in the area to build and use a silo for feed storage. An enterprising man, Charles opened a meat market in Arvada in 1922. Son Bill remembers when his family moved to the Denver area leaving him to run the ranch, thus insuring a steady supply of first class meat. When failing health forced him to give up his butcher shop, Charles moved back to Greenland where he passed away, in 1927 at the age of 65 years. Minnie and her children, continued on at the ranch.
When Suzanne and Dwight purchased this Historic Allis Ranch in 2016, they decided to leave the ranch name the same, in honor of the long and lasting legacy, of the 'historic' Allis Family.
This Historic Allis Ranch is now protected by a conservation easement that adjoins Greenland Open Space. ~ information courtesy of the Larkspur Historical Society.
100% BLESSED, FAMILY OWNED, FAMILY OPERATED
Suzanne and Dwight originally began their family farming and ranching lifestyle, to nourish their children with pure, unadulterated, Raw Milk and naturally organic wholesome REAL foods. Through the efforts of their blessed vocation, they believe that God has gifted them this special Historic Allis Ranch. Suzanne and Dwight now have a thriving raw milk dairy, a growing beef cattle operation, finishing hogs, keeping honeybees (with honey of course); offering wellness programs, a small homesteading supply, and an opportunity to share with other families; a responsibility to assist in Agriculture sustainability.