Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Bishop Cattle Company Runs Cattle and Memories at Rockville Trails Preserve

Cattleman Bill Bishop Jr. knows cows, horses, and working dogs. He and his father, Bill Bishop Sr., have been grazing cattle at the newly-protected Rockville Trails Preserve for 42 years. The elder Bishop is now 93 and retired, but he is far from retiring. He still calls himself a "suntanned, swivel-hipped cowboy."

Father and son are both cowboys—the real thing—holding onto their livelihood in the middle of swank wineries and five-star restaurants in the Napa Valley. Read about Bishop Cattle Company in "Meet the Farmer," a series of profiles I write about farmers and ranchers for Solano Land Trust.

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