Steps toward a healthier,

sustainable future

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Welcome to Symbiosis Ranch!
Welcome, friends, to the ranch of dreams!  It’s organic, it’s biodynamic, it’s solar powered, it’s self sustaining, and it’s home to some of the most unique and wonderful fuzzy animals:  Scottish Highland Cattle. The soft rolling pastures and animated woods of Michigan embrace stewards with a fresh look on life, their crops, their animals, and each other.
We offer courses in homesteading, natural building, herbology, permaculture, sustainability, sacred geometry, gardening, animal husbandry, and more! Bessheen Baker and her sons are pleased to welcome you to their website and share their love of life, healthy living, and animals in the most warming and unique way. Guests are welcome. Let the adventure begin! 

Classes at the Ranch

Rocket Mass Heaters

Cordwood Courses are a GO in 2021!

Cordwood Building - Two Weekend Workshops
Our 2020 Cob oven Project
Shown on the Ranch Courses page!
Rocket Mass Stoves Class
September 2021
Built in our Aircrete Dome!

Scottish Highland Cattle

Look at this amazing Heritage Breed! Scottish Highland Cattle are docile, easy keepers, great mothers, easy on the pasture, hearty in any weather, and a key part of a sustainable homestead. 


Are you an animal lover, a current or future homesteader, or an investor in quality cattle stock? 

This is the website you've been looking for to understand and be inspired by Scottish Highland Cattle!  We have been hobby farmers, National Champions, beef providers, and teachers of this amazing breed. 

Explore what we have to offer!

Champion Genetics  

Semen, Embryos, Calves,

Pregnant Cows and Heifers 

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Lady Hope 
Born March of 2020

Hobby and Beef Cattle

Pregnant Cows, Heifers, Calves, Bulls

Sustainability at the Ranch
Calves 2021

Learn more about sustainability and why we do what we do. It's no easy thing to live by sustainable practices, and we believe the benefits are worth the effort!

Check out what's going on at the Ranch. 


4th of July Festival