Since younger ranchers are beginning to come into prominence, Steve thought it would be interesting and informative to travel back to his own familys ranch in Elkhart, Kansas, to highlight his youngest brothers cattle operation. Thons ranching experience and lifestyle has been handed down from previous generations of Boaldins and will soon be continued by the fourth generation. The 3-Point Ranch was named because it is located in the corner of three different states. Where the cattle are... [see more] at any given time determines what state they are in. The show, which depicts the hard, physical work involved in ranching and the remoteness of the ranch, makes it clear that the ranching business is not for the faint of heart.
A few days before Steve and his production crew arrived at the Cross Three Ranch in McClain, Texas to interview owner Ronnie Ferguson and his family, a horrific wildfire broke out and burned thousands of acres of pasture land in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The fire came dangerously close to the ranch and 10 head of cattle were lost, but no ranch property. However, one young cowboy, his fiancée, and another cowboy from other ranches were killed trying to save their livestock. In addition to featuring the ranchs daily cattle operation, the crew filmed a memorial service/fundraising rodeo to help the fire victims families. The show is an insightful look at a working ranch and the cowboys who help each other through the good times and bad.