Our ranch land has a deep history. Actual recorded history has taken place on our land (more to come on that later). There have been many interesting artifacts that our family has found over the years that have prompted us to do some research. It gives us some insight as to what happened or might have happened on our ranch hundreds of years ago. One artifact that we have found is this old hand forged cooking tool. There would have been one of these on either side of an open fire. The straight end would be hammered into the ground. The curved ends would have supported a straight rod horizontally over the fire. Cowboys and settlers would not leave good cooking tools such as this one, unless they had to leave in a hurry or were attacked.