John is a native Houstonian and as a child spent many weekends and summers with his cousins at his grandfather's ranch. He has fond memories of riding horses and exploring the piney woods of Bastrop, Texas. John has spent his career as a "Banker". He still is a "Banker" and now also a" Rancher". He now has a nice herd of Red and Black Brangus cattle like his Grandfather had cattle on his ranch way back when.
As for me, Patt (with two tt"s), I was born in Kansas City, Missouri but was raised in West New York and Weehawken, New Jersey. I always had a love of horses and the such. As child in New Jersey, I spent my time after school at a local amusement park which had pony rides and quite often I rode the ponies from their stable to the amusement park. I was fascinated and at the same time in love with them. My town..West New York, New Jersey was a real hometown type of place and I still have such fond memories. As anything else, things change and I understand it is not the same as it was in the and 60's. My family moved to Weehawken (two towns over) and I attended my high school years there and graduated from Weehawken High...go Indians!
I went to school and worked in New York City as a Medical Assistant for two doctors near Central Park. Fast forward and how does a girl from Jersey end up raising Miniature Donkeys?
I moved to Texas in 1979 with my "then" husband and young family. I had then changed my career to Real Estate and was a top producing Realtor in Kingwood which is a suburb of Houston. I am also still a "Realtor".
After I was divorced and single and some nine years later, John and I met and were married. We moved to "inside the loop" Houston and we bought a second place: this farm. He wanted cattle like his grandfather had bred and sold. We both had a love for horses so we purchased a Tennesse Walker and a couple of Quarter horses...and some Miniature Horses (which have since become "Lawn Ornaments"). I have a friend, Carol, which one time showed me pictures of her sister's Miniature Donkeys all dressed up with Easter Hats and looking so cute! Prior to our purchase of our farm, we were looking for rural land to buy and we drove past a place which had the cutest little things...Miniature Donkeys! We stopped and the owner showed us his little herd of these adorable little equines. I was smitten! As they say, the rest is history!
We have assembled a fine little herd of quality Miniature Donkeys with two fantastic herd sires. Come see them and you too, will fall in love!
We welcome visitors! Just contact us to make sure that we will be at the farm when you would like to visit!
TEXAS SUNSET FARM
Raising Quality Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys
This page was last updated on: February 5, 2017
Patt and John Bemrose, III
This is "Playland" where I started this equine thing! And you thought I was kidding! It has been gone a long time but I will never forget the joy it brought to me! Notice the donkeys pulling the wagon...a spotted one too!
This is Playland as it was "decombobulated "making way for "progress"..
John was destined to be a donkey farmer!