Life on the Ranch
Thomas Searcy built the home that his family of ten lived in. In addition to raising sheep, cattle and chickens, the Searcys had milk cows, a large garden, a fruit tree orchard, a cellar and a smoke house for preserving meat and vegetables. They stored dry grains and flour made from the wheat they grew. The ranch enabled the family to be self sufficient, only having to buy items like sugar, baking soda and spices.
Several of the Searcy boys were athletes. They participated in baseball and basketball through their years at Moro High School.
The boys also fished and hunted rabbit and grouse. During migration season, ducks and geese would be hunted when they landed on the property's ponds.