History of the Ranch
Located on the Walker/Madison County line in the heart of the woodland hills territory of Texas, Brushwood Rose Ranch sits on a picturesque 653 acres of prime Texas ranch land.
Brushwood Rose Ranch is a real, working Registered Texas Longhorn cattle ranch.
At the heart of the ranch is the infamous Bedias Creek, which snakes its way through ranch and is central to its history and wildlife. Bedias Creek was named for the American Native Indian tribe, the Bidai (a tribe of the Atakapa of Caddo descent) which used the creek as the center of their hunting, spirituality and subsistence. The Bidai were primarily hunters instead of farmers and their last known descendants were lost in the Oklahoma Indian Territory. The fact they were hunters explains the many Indian arrowhead tips that have been found on the ranch. Bidai in English translates to "Brushwood", which seemed like the appropriate name given to ranch by the ranch owners, adding "Rose" to the name, synonymous with 'The Yellow Rose of Texas' cactus blooms during the spring on the ranch, but most notably named for the family matriarch, Rose-Marquez Roberts.
Originally acquired as wild and undeveloped land, the owners cleared acreage to transform approximately 120 acres to pasture land and to create Coyote lake, a 22-acre fully stocked, spring-fed lake. The remainder has remained unspoiled in its natural habitat, producing an abundance of wildlife that include whitetail deer, alligators, feral hogs, turkey, red tail hawks, great horned owls, bobcats, fox, coyotes, osprey, timber rattlesnakes (among others) and two large, beautiful bald eagles that frequent Coyote Lake on a regular basis. The Roberts plan to re-introduce bobwhite quail to the ranch through various hatch releases in the near future.
Along with Bedias Creek, other tributaries run through ranch including Sulphur Creek and a constant stream of spring water feeding Coyote Lake from a branch of nearby Moffett Springs, which is one of the sources of Ozarka bottled spring water.
The Roberts originally acquired 293 acres in 2016 then added to remaining acres in an adjacent acquisition in 2018. In 2019, the Roberts acquired the original herd of eleven Registered Texas Longhorns to begin the cattle and breeding operation which now boasts over 60 top quality registered Texas Longhorns.