We are the proud owners of approximately 550 acres that we inherited from the original 18,000 acres of my great, great grandparents: Jose Felipe Guerra and Josefa Gonzalez. It's been over 150 years since Las Escobas Ranch was founded and today hundreds of descendants enjoy the fruits of their labor. We manage our ranch with the same passion and love as our ancestors regardless of the size of property. Ranch life today is probably beyond what our forefathers thought it would be. As progressive as they were in those days, little did they imagine ranching with the modernization of machinery such as air conditioned tractors fully equiped with elaborate implements, portable cattle pens and water troughs, 4-door diesel pick-ups with all kinds of gadgets including cameras, multifunctioning wireless phones used for communication, watching movies, listening to music, taking pictures, making bank transactions, etc., and the use of plastic credit cards instead of cash, computers and internet, and so many other things that make life so much easier for ranchers. All modernization is great however reality for ranchers will always be the dependence on mother nature for water.
God blessed my husband, Lauro Saldaña, Jr. and I (Irma) with three wonderful boys. Each one is married with families of their own, educated with successful careers. We have six awesome grandchildren(3 boys and 3 girls) and two beautiful great granddaughters. It is important for us to share our family stories and history with our boys so they can pass it to their children and grandchildren. Our family legacy and rich cultural heritage must go on, our memories cherished, and our history preserved.
We are most grateful to first of all GOD for all our blessings and to our great great grandparents, Papa Felipe and Mama Josefa (Chipita) who worked so hard for us to have what we have and to be who we are. Our family will forever be grateful for our little piece of heaven..."El Rancho" Las Escobas.