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April 1, 2024 36 mins

What happens when ranching gets real?? Jana is hanging out with some real life cowboys, Cole and Steven McBee from The McBee Dynasty for a look at the drama that didn’t make it to TV!
 
Find out what caused some of the biggest family rifts, and Steve reveals if he’d ever get married again.

Plus, the McBees share their unique preparation for filming a reality show for the first time!

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Speaker 1 (00:01):
Wind Down with Janet Kramer and I'm Heart Radio Podcast.

Speaker 2 (00:06):
Okay, well, first of all, I feel like I'm I
feel like I'm old because I just got back from
the dentist. I was there for wait ten, eleven twelve, Yeah,
three and a half hours. Woh no, it's kind of
my fingers for that one. And I had a crown. Wow,
I know.

Speaker 3 (00:21):
I was like, and I'm forty.

Speaker 4 (00:23):
Is your mouth not like still numb?

Speaker 3 (00:25):
It's always half He's in smile.

Speaker 2 (00:27):
It's like it looks like I yeah, it's not living
up as much hurting yet I know it just it's
where the injection, thinking of the needle in the mouth.
But when I was on our little baby nap nose
and baby moon, Oh, when I had to go to
work for LA we went to Tarrania for one night,

(00:47):
which is a really pretty resort, like just right outside
of Los Angeles.

Speaker 3 (00:52):
I bit down an almond and.

Speaker 2 (00:55):
My tooth broken half an almond and almond I was
going to I was sitting in the spa area. I
was like, oh, I'm so relaxed and just like so excited,
and then I bit down on an almond and just crack.
So I think, what happened was is that tooth? Sorry, no,
this is riveting entertainment right.

Speaker 1 (01:14):
Now, riveting crown, riveting.

Speaker 2 (01:17):
But I had those silver fillings from like when I
was seven. Yeah, those ones in the back molars, the
old vintage filling, and so I bit it and then
I remember just I mean, half my teeth fell out.
So I had this big hole and that was uncomfortable,
and they can't do anything for pregnant women, so he
just kind of basically filled like a cavity and that

(01:40):
was kind of weird. And then so this was my
appointment to put the official crown in today. And then
I got a cleaning and.

Speaker 1 (01:47):
I'm glad you did it because you hate going to
the dentistry I hate, which I do too, but I
don't like it.

Speaker 4 (01:51):
I saw it on the calendar. I was like, I
wonder if she's going to go.

Speaker 2 (01:53):
I had no choice, Like, you have to fixion I,
they have to be fixed. But you, guys, I have
the funniest story to tell you, guys, but I can't
tell you what.

Speaker 3 (02:03):
Why do you do that to us?

Speaker 2 (02:05):
I know, but because I need Alan to be here
to tell us part of the story, because it's only funny.
I think with him, Okay, it's some fair enough, and
I do like a good preserved story.

Speaker 3 (02:15):
Yeah.

Speaker 2 (02:16):
And so when we were talking about today and I
was like, Babe, I have to talk about what happened
when we went glamping, and he's like, oh boy, and
he goes oh, He's like, I wish I could be
there to say I know. I was like, I don't
know if it's going to be good without you, because
he adds such an element to it, too.

Speaker 3 (02:34):
An element and you can use that with it easier.

Speaker 2 (02:40):
Slowly, but I'm here, and so you're just so quick
with things like that.

Speaker 3 (02:45):
Something. I think there's something wrong with my brain.

Speaker 5 (02:48):
I think you guys make it the deposit, but I
think there is a little thumb's off in there.

Speaker 1 (02:52):
I just my brain doesn't think that way.

Speaker 3 (02:56):
I think about it afterwards.

Speaker 2 (02:57):
Yeah, and so that's why I like when that one
element in her joke happened, I still I was like,
you know, like that was like I was so proud,
made me laugh.

Speaker 3 (03:06):
Long story short.

Speaker 2 (03:07):
He's like, Babe, it might not be funny, and I
was like, I think if we tell it together with
the girls, it'll be really funny. All I have to
say is so This is like a little teaser because
we'll get him on. I don't know when this one
will air, but it involved a knife and locking the door.

Speaker 4 (03:26):
Oh jeez, I can't wait.

Speaker 3 (03:28):
Where did you glamp in Smithville, Tennessee?

Speaker 2 (03:31):
Which, by the way, don't google if it's safe.

Speaker 3 (03:34):
Oh well, not safe, it said it was.

Speaker 4 (03:37):
I'm gonna guess you googled it after you went no
during the.

Speaker 3 (03:43):
The knife situation. Let's pin it so we have a
pin for the glam bang. You are a queen of
massive pin.

Speaker 1 (03:49):
How far away is that?

Speaker 3 (03:51):
An hour and forty? Okay, guys, it is laugh amazing.

Speaker 6 (04:00):
That way.

Speaker 2 (04:00):
But no, the story, it's just it's too good and
I just am really excited to get so we will
unpin this so everyone we're pinning glamping and they.

Speaker 3 (04:11):
Will remind us is always the best.

Speaker 2 (04:14):
But I was like, gonna talk about it on one
of my stories. I was like, no, I got to
say this for the pod.

Speaker 3 (04:18):
Oh that's how you know it's good. It is good.

Speaker 1 (04:21):
But if it's bad, sorry, Sometimes when you retell a
story it's just not as good.

Speaker 4 (04:25):
But I know you can try.

Speaker 5 (04:27):
I think with you, guys, I think when you get
the cast too That's why I'm like, preserve it because
we do need a cast.

Speaker 3 (04:31):
If it feels that way, it is never good. So anyways,
that's what's going on.

Speaker 1 (04:39):
Side note, Nick was rehashing and they're like group text
last night.

Speaker 4 (04:44):
This morning there's the.

Speaker 1 (04:46):
Guys like the it's like Alan, Nick Preston, Josh beat
Josh sheet Yes, which is two rednecks and two uk uk?

Speaker 2 (04:57):
Did you did your husband did? Did your hasband tell
you what he had to google?

Speaker 7 (05:03):
Oh?

Speaker 3 (05:03):
Yeah, I was crying. I fell off the swing left
night to google.

Speaker 1 (05:07):
He had to google bor Off.

Speaker 2 (05:09):
So the boys but ever since the Boy the Boy podcast,
you know, they've been hanging out and doing their thing
and stuff.

Speaker 3 (05:18):
They want to create a bowling team, yes, the whole thing.

Speaker 2 (05:21):
And so I just I'm outside going through my script
and you know, got the fire on, and I just
Alan is just laughing in the corner in his little
rocking chair, and I'm like, what is so funny. He's like, well,
I just told I told Nick to I know, I
told Josh to bore off because they were trying to
get like a little boys night together. And then Nick's

(05:43):
like I just had to google that and like shows
his like Google search and.

Speaker 1 (05:47):
Then questions like, all right, guys, y'all can make fun
of Nick call you want, but I'm gonna come to
his defense because I had to google it too.

Speaker 7 (05:54):
Guys.

Speaker 5 (05:55):
It's so funny because the voice memos that go back
and forth are like the most hilarious.

Speaker 3 (06:00):
Yes, because it's Allan's accent and the person's like baby.

Speaker 1 (06:02):
When he Preston's is almost harder to understand.

Speaker 4 (06:05):
For me.

Speaker 1 (06:05):
Now, I can almost understand Josh and Alan more than Preston.

Speaker 2 (06:10):
Well, no, because you hear these these these uh you know,
you hear Alan's and he's like, man, I just gotta
like tail you.

Speaker 5 (06:17):
I'm just out of control. And he's like, baby, can
you tell me what Alan said here? And I was like, yes,
I didn't tell him that I looked like an expert
on the accent, but really he was retelling the story
about the motorcycle, so you know the voice, and I
was like, oh, I have enough pieces that I can
throw this together. But then then Josh Beach comes in
and they're mate, you know, everything's mate this and mate that.

Speaker 4 (06:38):
He's trying to figure out some steak's hand.

Speaker 3 (06:41):
So it's funny.

Speaker 1 (06:43):
Well, we thought it was wagoo. But then it was
something I had never heard of. It was weird to say. Also,
I guess Nick said about the motorcycle.

Speaker 3 (06:53):
Can't that.

Speaker 1 (06:54):
He was like, call me what you want, but like
they scare me. They're all right, preacher Wordard.

Speaker 5 (06:59):
Was a pair. He was like, so hey, I mean
it was like all funny, funny, funny, and then mentioned
motorcycle and.

Speaker 2 (07:04):
Nick was like, I'm here for public service. We need
to get the boys back on again to fun people.
People want the boys back. So if you guys want that,
So if you want if you do that, we you know,
just let us know.

Speaker 3 (07:20):
Do we want that?

Speaker 4 (07:21):
I don't know we do?

Speaker 3 (07:23):
Yeah, I think you know you guys. It's national Bunday.

Speaker 2 (07:27):
Is I'm always in a bon chat buns and one Yeah,
fun day, bun Day.

Speaker 3 (07:32):
We're rolling today.

Speaker 2 (07:34):
Okay, so yeah, I don't know what has happened to me,
but I've really gotten into reality shows lately. I have
a private pin about Love is Blind. Off air, we
can decide we're gone, well, both.

Speaker 1 (07:46):
Of we all are just going to do that today.

Speaker 5 (07:47):
We decide if we unpin it again on the podcast, Oh.

Speaker 2 (07:52):
Is this one of the ones that will do like
on our live show, like it's not it's not safe
for yes for for this, but it's safe for a
private three six hundred people.

Speaker 3 (08:07):
Phones.

Speaker 2 (08:09):
Which, by the way, the new dates are officially out.
We are going in June to Chicago, Nashville, and Detroit,
so it's going.

Speaker 3 (08:17):
To be fun.

Speaker 2 (08:17):
But speaking of reality shows, we've got the guys, Well, guys,
we have a thing for cowboys.

Speaker 3 (08:24):
Yeah, we're in our cowboy era.

Speaker 4 (08:26):
I mean, I don't know if you have a thing
for cowboys so much.

Speaker 2 (08:29):
But I'm dating a Scottish Yeah, i'man dating. I'm like
dating marrying. Yeah, well it's still dating though also it
is it is which they're dating.

Speaker 3 (08:41):
Yeah, you have a baby. I feel like we're.

Speaker 8 (08:44):
Living.

Speaker 3 (08:46):
There's like a whole burst of again. So security number
that's added on, right.

Speaker 4 (08:50):
Whatever you want to call it.

Speaker 2 (08:51):
Anyways, we've got the McBee Dynasty Real American Cowboys coming on.
They've got a show. It's basically a docu series. It's
like a Yellowllowstone meets what's that other show that they're Oh,
I can't I can't know if I can say it
auditioned for it, but it's very similar Yellow This. Uh,
it's on Peacock. I have to be honest, I haven't

(09:12):
watched it, but I'm super pumped to watch it because
I never watched Yellowstone. I heard it was great, but
I think I would like this vibe better.

Speaker 4 (09:20):
It feels very Yellowstone.

Speaker 3 (09:22):
You're a Yellowstone girl.

Speaker 4 (09:23):
I love Yellowstone.

Speaker 3 (09:24):
You're so I watch.

Speaker 7 (09:26):
Yeah.

Speaker 4 (09:26):
I love Kevin Costner, but.

Speaker 3 (09:28):
Is he really dating Jewel?

Speaker 1 (09:29):
So I think it's maybe squirrel for sure?

Speaker 3 (09:31):
I think maybe really.

Speaker 1 (09:33):
But like that divorce was mess or is gosh, I
don't even if it's done, but messy.

Speaker 2 (09:39):
There's a lot, you know, it's sad with that is.
I know we're wearing super sidebar. But everyone loves Kevin
so much that I feel like her voice might be
not as loud because people are coming to like his
defense more. Maybe people he's so loved, you know, he's
the freaking bodyguard.

Speaker 3 (09:59):
You know, you could he ever do wrong?

Speaker 1 (10:02):
And I don't know much about her or that situation,
but like.

Speaker 3 (10:05):
I feel like she just got dragged way more than
like he did.

Speaker 4 (10:08):
Yeah, but it's a lot that she's asking for and
getting and I mean.

Speaker 3 (10:12):
In a well, maybe she'sn't, I mean.

Speaker 1 (10:15):
And maybe I don't know their story and what she's
entitled to.

Speaker 2 (10:19):
But wouldn't you ask for a lot too if your
husband was Kevin Costner and maybe something happened and what
seems I mean, the travel of some of those things,
like do you have do the kids need to still
have that lavish life?

Speaker 4 (10:33):
Yes?

Speaker 1 (10:34):
From what I've seen, though, it seems like she's being
a little petty, But again that could just be what
it's like she is getting.

Speaker 4 (10:41):
But she's still being a little again, I don't know.

Speaker 1 (10:43):
I've only seen a little bit in the headlines, so
I don't know that much about it. Seems a little
petty to me, but I don't know. Yes, I would,
I'd want my kids to have the same lifestyle, but
they're a.

Speaker 3 (10:52):
Degree that we're saying.

Speaker 2 (10:53):
She's like the one thing that I saw again might
have been taken out of context, but she was like
to fly private and it's like all right now, listen, like,
calm down, you can still have the same Like I
understand why I have to pay my child support. They
both need their rooms for him to for this house,
Like I have to pay child support for the kids.

Speaker 3 (11:12):
Like I get that piece. It's not easy for me
to do it.

Speaker 2 (11:15):
I still have a lot of resentment every month that
I pay him. It's frustrating having said that, Okay, my
kids need a nice, suitable house for them to begin.
Having said that, on the flip side, I'm not paying
extras for Mike, like just because exactly right, I don't
even fly first class.

Speaker 1 (11:32):
Well, and you see a lot of people. I've heard
of this a lot lately, and I can't think of
an example. I just read about this, but where women
are talking about that, like they're living two different lifestyles,
one lifestyle in my house and one lifestyle in that house,
and that's okay.

Speaker 4 (11:44):
They might be.

Speaker 1 (11:45):
Learning a lot from both of those. It may not
be easy for the other parent, but it's also learning
a lot and keeping it balanced.

Speaker 3 (11:51):
So Travis Barker was one of those, wasn't it.

Speaker 4 (11:53):
I think?

Speaker 1 (11:53):
So I've read a lot. I've heard like three different
stories lately. We talked about one on here with Shana Sea,
and then there was an the one I just read
the other day.

Speaker 5 (12:01):
So anyway, actually loops right back in because mister McBee
has got a little drama of his own.

Speaker 3 (12:10):
Tell us more. I can't. We're about to.

Speaker 2 (12:13):
I'm about to ask him everything, Okay, let's get him
on there in the waiting room.

Speaker 3 (12:30):
Hi, cowboys, how are you guys today? We're good?

Speaker 4 (12:34):
How are you?

Speaker 8 (12:35):
I'm doing well? Thank you?

Speaker 3 (12:37):
Good? You good?

Speaker 4 (12:38):
Cole?

Speaker 1 (12:38):
Oh yeah, I'm real good.

Speaker 3 (12:40):
You ready to get grilled?

Speaker 8 (12:42):
I don't know, but I'm ready.

Speaker 9 (12:44):
I guess.

Speaker 3 (12:44):
All right, KB take it off.

Speaker 5 (12:46):
Okay, So what from what I understand? Guys, I didn't
know you? Okay, First of all, where do y'all live?
I know it's Missouri, but we're in Missouri?

Speaker 8 (12:54):
Gallax.

Speaker 5 (12:55):
Then okay, So my question is I mean, I'm going
straight in. I'm fascinated because this looks like a storyline
you would see on a fictional TV show, but we're
actually living it. So, Steve Big Steve, Steve Junior has
an issue with your dating life?

Speaker 3 (13:16):
Is that correct?

Speaker 1 (13:18):
Is that why the.

Speaker 3 (13:18):
Chosen son is on the zoom?

Speaker 8 (13:22):
That must be why?

Speaker 6 (13:23):
Yeah, So I think I think more than that Cala
and Steven. So I think there's some hmm division maybe's
the right word between Cala and I, and so it
probably uh creates a little pressure between Steven and I
and uh, you know, just some difference of maybe thought

(13:46):
or opinion. And so yeah, it's it's it makes it
a little challenge.

Speaker 3 (13:52):
Have you ever dated anyone that your sons have dated?

Speaker 8 (13:56):
No, sons have dated.

Speaker 1 (13:58):
Okay, well I don't know that.

Speaker 5 (13:59):
The word division and got me really thinking it was
very pol I just want to check in because part
of this is that you're a new bachelor, right.

Speaker 8 (14:09):
Yes, that is true.

Speaker 3 (14:11):
Yes, you're back in the wild Steve.

Speaker 6 (14:14):
Yes, that's that's something that a you know, as as
a I say recently divorced, which I would say is
recently divorced, like the year and a half. I guess
since it's been finalized. I was married for twenty eight
years to the boy's mother. You know, I can't say
enough good things, to give her enough accolades. I mean,

(14:36):
I'll love her every day for the rest of my life.
She's the mother of my four children. I just am
kind of at the uh, I guess the point in
my life. A lot of people, Oh, it's a red
life crisis. No, I mean, maybe I'm from from my perspective,
it's not. But I was married for twenty eight years.
I have all four boys the same mother. I just
don't see a reason for me to ever, you know,

(14:58):
go down that path again, so to speak.

Speaker 3 (15:00):
The marriage path, the marriage path, Yeah, the committed path.
What path?

Speaker 5 (15:05):
It's very We got a lot of a lot of
murky words here, So I'm just trying to get to
the bottom of what you're up to.

Speaker 3 (15:10):
Cowboy.

Speaker 8 (15:11):
Well, that's uh, I'm kind of trying to.

Speaker 6 (15:16):
Your question with, you know, without putting my head in
the guillotine here.

Speaker 5 (15:21):
You know, is there someone special that could be listening
to this right now?

Speaker 3 (15:27):
Maybe?

Speaker 5 (15:27):
Okay, that's okay, we can avoid division, got it? Code
word that's gonna be our safe word.

Speaker 3 (15:31):
Well, how is it for you?

Speaker 2 (15:33):
I mean obviously you know, having your mom and dad
being married for so long, how was that divorce for you?
And emotionally, like, how do you kind of deal with that?

Speaker 9 (15:44):
It was definitely it's different. You know, holidays are different,
everything is different. It's nice that we were all out
of the house when it happened. We all are kind
of you know, it would do been a lot worse
if I was in high school or you and younger
than that. I feel a lot for people if I
had to go through that division and a family young age.
Being able to be out of the house, definitely, you
know an adult helped a lot, But it's still uh,

(16:05):
there's tough moments. You know, our whole life, we've done
everything as a family until the last two years, and
every vacation, every holiday, every family meal is just you know,
there's always all of us and now it's split up.

Speaker 2 (16:17):
So well, that was kind of my question too with that,
is like, so I I divorced with two young kids,
and but I have had friends that their parents divorced
later in life, and for me, like if I because
my parents got divorced when I was thirteen and I
saw it, you know, it was very aware. But some
people it's like, I feel like when you're older like that,

(16:38):
were you kind of like wait what or did you
see it progressively happening in through your childhood, like knowing
like they shouldn't really be together or it's just this
isn't good.

Speaker 8 (16:48):
By the time the.

Speaker 9 (16:49):
Divorce happened, my brothers and I were were wanting it
to happen. It was they were not healthy together and
it's a lot healthier with them apart. It's just, you know,
it's a lot different obviously with anybody's been and knows
how it is. But we definitely knew it was kind
of coming, and by the time it was going down.
It was definitely a lot healthier for them to separate
at that time for.

Speaker 1 (17:09):
Both of them, because weren't you I mean, Helpy, I
was like, I was fifteen, almost sixteen, and I was
the same way. I was the only one left at home.
My brothers were already gone, but I was.

Speaker 4 (17:18):
I wanted it. I was like, y'all are not healthy together.
I would rather y'all not.

Speaker 1 (17:22):
And then now years later, you know, they get along
so well, they can do stuff together, and you know
it's it's good. But yeah, I definitely wanted it too.

Speaker 2 (17:32):
How did you guys even get this opportunity to be
to be doing this show? Was there like an open
casting for Cowboys and like this Dynasty and you know
Yellowstone Ish show.

Speaker 9 (17:43):
Well, so my brother Stephen went on Joe Millionaire where
he met Kala, which was a dating show, and the
whole time that production company was out here, they're like
telling us, like, man, you guys need a reality show
about your family, Like you guys are wild, Like you
guys have so much going on, Like you guys are crazy,
you know, And so that was kind of like the
start of it. They're like we're gonna come back in
a couple of years and do a reality show. You know,

(18:04):
That's what they kept telling us, Like, and then we
we kind of just got bigger on Instagram, like you know,
Steven did. Our farm's page got a little bigger, and
people started to get a little more like knowing who
we are. We started posting some more videos of what
we do every day. And once we started doing that,
like multiple production companies started reaching out to us, like
it was weird. It's like once they told us that,
the next like six months, it was like everybody started

(18:24):
thinking the same thing. And every single time we made
a post, there'd be people on there like is this
the real life Yellowstone? Like if you guys need a
reality show, Like people be comment on that and everything.
And so I think they probably seen that and they
probably seen our you know, our Instagram and they actually
reached out to us about it. And then we ended
up picking, you know, going with the one that we
thought fit us best a production company, and it's been

(18:45):
a it's been a ride since then.

Speaker 8 (18:47):
Yeah.

Speaker 2 (18:48):
I mean for the listeners that are you know obviously
listening right now, what do you guys do, Like what
kind of farming or cowboying do you guys, do we run.

Speaker 8 (18:55):
Like a ranch?

Speaker 9 (18:56):
I would say so we rocrop corner toy beings fortys
and then we run a couple of thousand head of
cattle which is calcaf pairs, So we're calving them out
at our place.

Speaker 8 (19:05):
We're not feed latinum.

Speaker 9 (19:07):
Once the you know caves hit the ground, we raise
them up and then once they're winged, we sell the calves. Uh.
And that's really what our main operation is at the
farm is row cropping and colclft.

Speaker 3 (19:16):
Pairs steve anything to add to that.

Speaker 8 (19:21):
No, certainly Cold was right on point.

Speaker 6 (19:23):
And uh, you know Cole's you know obviously like loves
the ranch and that's his like passion from since he's
a boy. But so yeah, on the farm and ranch side,
we obviously have some other businesses the mcbee's coffee and
car washing and dog wash, so we've been you know,
I've always been very diversified. My passion is the farming

(19:44):
and ranching. It's just probably the most challenging, you know,
with with mother nature.

Speaker 8 (19:50):
Being in charge and everything.

Speaker 6 (19:51):
You can do everything right and still just get it,
you know, it handed to you. So but yeah, that
was Cold was point on with what would point was
over on point with what we do there.

Speaker 2 (20:02):
So have you guys watched Yellowstone? Oh yeah, okay, you
were your fans of that? That that show?

Speaker 8 (20:10):
Yeah, weird, kind of interesting.

Speaker 6 (20:12):
So we had, like Cole said, we kind of had
multiple production companies. And then whenever the production company that
we selected, Jeff Jenkins Productions, which did some of the
Kardashians early on for like eight years and just some
different things, well, they pitched it to the networks. There
was multiple networks and you know, we're with NBC Universal

(20:34):
Peacock and couldn't be happier.

Speaker 8 (20:36):
They've been absolutely fantastic to work with.

Speaker 6 (20:39):
But when they come they brought some executives out of
New York and LA and they sat down with this
and they said, oh, we've been looking at whatever hundreds
of families and nobody checked all the boxes except I said,
you guys added like ten additional boxes we didn't even have.

Speaker 8 (20:54):
So you know, we've we've we have a lot going on.

Speaker 6 (20:58):
And obviously in light of everything, we work hard, we
play hard. Probably you know, I've always worked seven days
a week, but we certainly uh, they said fit the
cup of tea that they were looking for, plus some
so it was.

Speaker 8 (21:11):
It was the right fit, and we.

Speaker 6 (21:13):
Had some reservations about it, you know, like ideal with
three banks, what are the banks going to say if
they see me on here, you know and like I'm
having a good life crisis or.

Speaker 8 (21:21):
Whatever it is. So yeah, but it's gone well. They've
been great to work with.

Speaker 2 (21:26):
What's one thing? Well, I mean I kind of have
like two questions. A lot of obviously production people, they
want to know that there's going to be drama, right,
because that's that's what get people to watch. There's certain
you know, my favorite reality shows that I watched Noma
Who It's like a dramatic season.

Speaker 3 (21:42):
I love it.

Speaker 2 (21:43):
So what's the drama that you guys think is at
the top of the list that you guys bring that
would entice people to come? And but also with that
though comes, you know, it is your life. This isn't
a scripted show. So where are you guys? Where do
you think you're I have to say this, like where
do you think your strengths and weaknesses as a family are?

(22:05):
Like what do you guys need to work on as
a family? And then where do you guys think you
excel grate at?

Speaker 6 (22:10):
Well, I'll pack up a little and answer to you know.
One of the things that I would say, you know,
and I I you know, I watched some reality shows
over the last three months is to kind of get acclimated.
I don't watch, you know, I didn't watch spend a
lie work a lot, so I just spent a lot
of time watching TV as such.

Speaker 8 (22:28):
So I was like, I'm curious what other reality shows
are like.

Speaker 6 (22:30):
And then my takeaway from it is that after watching others,
and by all means not to be belittle any other ones,
but in my opinion, this is by far the most
realistic reality show because I know our lives and we said,
everybody that knew us for the last ten years are like,
you guys need a reality show. The stuff that happens

(22:51):
to us on a daily basis just over all, the
all the all the businesses, not just farm and ranch,
but so but I would say our strengths that people,
you know, people can take away that. You know, some
people are critical of it, some people you know appreciate it.
But you know how close the family we are, contrary
to what they see and what they we have, we do.

(23:13):
I mean, you know, we're all hyper competitives, so we
We get after each other a lot, and I've been
instilled that and the boys and they may have taken
it to a whole other level, but we love each other.
There's no I mean, I love my sons more than
anything on like every parent loves their children, want nothing
but better for their children. And and uh, I'm so
blessed to be able to work with them in and

(23:35):
out through all the the times I want to just
you know, strangle them, and there's many of those.

Speaker 8 (23:41):
I'm so blessed and I recognize that to be.

Speaker 6 (23:43):
Able to work with my boys in all the different
aspects of our businesses.

Speaker 9 (23:48):
I think one of the big things, kind of like
the Kardashian is, you know, they get to see the
drama like between our family, not only our relationship drama,
which trust me, we have plenty of it, but uh
are real. They like the drama between me and my
brothers working together every day. You know, me and my
dad are button heads every day. You know, there's this
All five of us work together literally every single day
across the companies, and I think that's a lot of

(24:08):
people they don't get the opportunity to do that, and
a lot of families don't so it's cool to see
like the dynamic between all of us working together and
also the problems that come with it.

Speaker 5 (24:19):
That's actually a perfect segue because I was going to
ask you what happens when, like does the farm get
handed down? Is that in the plan? Is the idea
that you retire someday? Does that even happen for a cowboy?
Because I feel like you retire when Jesus takes you, right,
But like what happens when you're done? Do the boys
take it over? Is that an interest of your school?

(24:41):
Like do you guys want to keep that moving?

Speaker 6 (24:43):
Oh?

Speaker 9 (24:44):
Yeah, I've my whole life, like he said, since I
was younger, Farmings, all of everyone had done ranching. That's
all I've ever done is that. And you know, I
think my dad, I honestly didn't know if he was
ever going to retire. I still don't know if he will,
but I think at some point, you know, he gets
so busy with all you know, we with we have
five or seven different companies now running, and he has
to at some point he's gonna like give the step away,

(25:09):
and uh, he's gonna get to an age where he's
gonna have to hand it down to one of us.
And you know, as much as all of us can
run it together, I still think there's gotta be one
person that really runs the show.

Speaker 2 (25:19):
Do you have that one person in your mind, Steve
that you were like if because you've got three Yellowstone
that's tough, but like if you have right I was
just gonna have one right now that you can go.
If I died, He's not gonna say I got a
death sentence.

Speaker 3 (25:35):
I need to give it.

Speaker 8 (25:36):
To I don't know. You'll have to see season two and.

Speaker 5 (25:39):
Gosh, hey, with the clue, you must be present to win,
and anyone on this call could be a candidate for
taking over the farm.

Speaker 8 (25:47):
I'm dealing with watch right now since the show dropped.

Speaker 6 (25:50):
I don't need to borrow any more problems right now.

Speaker 5 (25:55):
I like that Cole is watching you answer that I am.

Speaker 8 (26:00):
He better answered. I was waiting for it.

Speaker 3 (26:02):
Do you think that you are cool the one that
he would give it to.

Speaker 9 (26:06):
I think so. I mean, I think I have the
most love for the ranch, and I also and I
I mean I think I I fit in the best.
I know the most about it, and I really I
put I pour my heart and soul into it.

Speaker 3 (26:17):
Now so are you in a relationship.

Speaker 8 (26:20):
I am.

Speaker 9 (26:21):
I have a girlfriend, her name is Casey Stetchy on
the show, and you know, there was we started off
a little rough. We've been on and off for a
long time. We started dating too young, and just I
wasn't really ready to sell down. I still some people
might think I'm not ready to sell down. I'm getting better,
I'm mature in a little bit. And we are, we're
doing We're in a pretty good spot now. You know,
even with the show coming out, she knew about things

(26:42):
that happen, and you know, we were we were still
working on things whenever that was happening. We weren't all
the way back together. And which now ever, since you know,
we decided to make things official, we've been We've been
really solid cool.

Speaker 1 (26:52):
How old are you?

Speaker 4 (26:54):
I'm twenty four now, twenty four? I was gonna say
twenty four, twenty five.

Speaker 7 (26:58):
Yeah.

Speaker 2 (27:10):
I asked this question to the other farmers that came
or cowboys that came on about basically what we're doing
wrong as Americans when it comes to farming and being
you know, the land that you guys have, Like, what
do you see is the worst thing that we're doing
that we can either change as a society or that
we can, you know, because I know that I went

(27:30):
and filmed a movie and it was these ranchers and
they were just giving me a list of everything that
like how bad it's become, and it just made me
be able to loot. Didn't even think about that, you know,
and think about the weather. I didn't think about, you know,
all of it.

Speaker 6 (27:46):
Well, to cut to the point of the food we eat.
When the food that everybody eats, everybody says that they
want to eat healthy, you know, when they let the
corporations run the food chain, they're all about profits and
not really how they take care of the animals or
the quality. I mean, you know, there's a lot of
stuff you can see online. We posted if you go

(28:08):
get ground beef from the grocery store, it can be
grat ground beef could be forty different animals from multiple
different countries, and so you know, you have to pay
a premium. And it seems like people say they want
to eat healthy and then they but they don't want
to know where your food's coming from. When we like
like our farm to table meat company McBee McBee Meat Company,

(28:31):
I mean we're sourcing all that from ourselves and from
local farmers in the Midwest, or even like Steven is
setting up my oldest son a QR code that's going
to give you a thirty second clip of where that
Like this is the Jones family. They've were a third
generation cattle farmer from Iowa, from Missouri, wherever they're from.
So that traceability of your food, I mean, you see obviously,

(28:55):
and I don't want to get into a whole political thing,
but how thick people are in America and you look
at other countries and what they what they eat. I mean,
you are what you eat the ecosystem of life, and
what so eat healthy. It may cost you a couple
more dollars, but what's your what's the.

Speaker 8 (29:11):
Value of your health in the end?

Speaker 6 (29:12):
Right? I mean you you know, do you want to
be do you want to eat healthy food? Or do
you want to be buying the medications to repair what
you've been eating the damage it's doing to you. And
so if I had any advice, it would be saying,
spend a few extra dollars to buy from your local
farmer or rancher or online, know where your food comes from.
That trace ability, it's worth your health is one of

(29:35):
the most priceless things you can have, right, So that
would be my advice.

Speaker 1 (29:41):
So do you have the ability like if we wanted
to order that, can we want to eat through you guys?
How do or do you just you need to find
your local Like do y'all offer that to where people
can order from you?

Speaker 8 (29:52):
Absolutely?

Speaker 6 (29:53):
We do make be meat company and been working on
it for a while and actually just we've had the
meat company, but we just got the direct to consumer
just went live Monday.

Speaker 3 (30:04):
So go on, I see it. Deer processing, beef processing.

Speaker 1 (30:09):
My husband and I were just talking about this, like
we've got to get better at doing like we feel
the same way. It's just and I know we have
local people. I'm sure we do. We haven't done a
great job at doing that, but that's something that I'm
passionate about. But we just haven't done a great job.
You're right, Like it is a little bit more expensive,
but it's more you're going to spend the money somewhere
and medications.

Speaker 5 (30:29):
It is is it's more like time consuming than it
is expensive, even because I feel like our local farmers
are super reasonable here, Like I sometimes I'm like, are
you kidding me? Because if I was to go to
Whole Foods and buy the same thing, it's so much
more there. Yeah, but it's just getting you know, it's
the Kenniens, the intentionality of going to the markets and
like getting to your people.

Speaker 1 (30:49):
Well, I think the whole organic thing has kind of
it's like in our minds, just get organic, but really
you need to get local and you need to know
where it's coming from. Organic is paid for exactly.

Speaker 9 (30:59):
Yeah, whenever I see it, like, well, when I raise
a calf, you know, I want to be able to
know what shots I gave that calf, what immune systems
they gave that calf, what he got fed through his life,
where he came from, where he lived, all the way
to the table. And that's what we want to do.
We want to introduce the story of you know, we
know exactly every single shot that cow had, We know
exactly what he ate. It was a grass fed, it

(31:19):
was a grain finish, it was a grass fed grass finish,
it was you know, whatever it is. We will have
a q RCO that tells you exactly about that steak,
that beef, everything you're eating, right then you'll know all
about it right then and there.

Speaker 2 (31:32):
I love that, well, I'm doing it, guys, where can
I mean, so tell tell our listeners because I saw
that you guys have a podcast too, So promote it
all so they can they can sign up.

Speaker 8 (31:44):
Oh, it's gonna it's Welcome to the Farm.

Speaker 6 (31:46):
And we weren't able to run that for a while
while we were filming til mbsall the show dropped and
what they approved.

Speaker 8 (31:52):
So we're getting back on track with that.

Speaker 6 (31:55):
I'm still not sure where they're at on when we
released that. But so like mcbeef, mcat, McBee farms dot com,
which is our website, We've got a lot of different
really cool like our cattle brand. Like my oldest son
Steven is like a genius that like he loves the
brand and it looks it's really neat looking and we

(32:16):
get so many compliments on it. And then obviously McBee
Meat Company, so you can get on there mcbeemeats dot
com or mcbeefarms dot com for if you want some
swags don't to speak and so but yeah, uh, you know,
we're really excited about everything, and it's it's a lot
of good things coming forward and supporting our local community,

(32:36):
not just us, even if it's.

Speaker 8 (32:37):
A grain fed beef. We know what that grain was.
I mean, it's the whole ecosystem.

Speaker 6 (32:42):
I said that before, but really from from farm to table,
not not that mix of what not knowing anything about
what you eat. So just it's a big deal. And
so that's what I would say. Farmers and ranchers work
so hard. And all the big corporations, like the Big
four on the meat company they almost they just lost,
had a big lawsuit for like you know, price fixing.

(33:04):
They were monopoly and it was like a two hundred
million dollar fine. That's like, okay, they make two hundred
million dollars you know, between all four of them a day.
Like literally their profits are insanity and they cut the
farmer down to nothing. So by us being able to
you being able at the consumer to sort their food
directly from people like us and other farmers and ranchers
that work so hard, even if it's a little premium,

(33:26):
you know what you're putting in your body.

Speaker 9 (33:28):
And what for sure, and you know who your money
is going to too. You know it's going to a
hard working ranching family that has put their whole life
and soul into that beef that they're growing. And I
can tell you from us to the you know the
ranches around here that I know all my buddies people
who are farming ranchers. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle.
Like you have to love it. You pour everything you

(33:49):
have into it. And it's just good to support people like.

Speaker 2 (33:52):
That absolutely well and to you know, watch the drama.
So everyone watched the McBee Dynasty, Real American Cowboys watch
now on Peacock.

Speaker 3 (34:01):
Guys. Thank you so.

Speaker 8 (34:02):
Much, Thank you, guys, thank you so much.

Speaker 2 (34:05):
I appreciate you. Okay, that good day.

Speaker 3 (34:11):
I love the passion that farmers have.

Speaker 1 (34:15):
I know, I've loved this kind of guest and they're
so passionate about it, and I think it's something that
is just so important right now.

Speaker 3 (34:22):
I don't know that the meat was like mixed in
with other meat. We're just because it's because organic, organic thing.
Well I know that, but I do know that.

Speaker 2 (34:33):
Like it just means sixty five percent less than Alan
was telling me too. In the UK, the UK's whole
food there was like a thousand something more like there's
an astronomical number that they do not allow that the
whole foods in America.

Speaker 4 (34:51):
Because we just don't have the same.

Speaker 3 (34:52):
There's literally only like a thousand things that we don't
allow here.

Speaker 4 (34:55):
Yeah, money, money, many.

Speaker 2 (35:01):
All right, well we all just got really overwhelmed, and
like thought was like, what's for dinner?

Speaker 1 (35:06):
I know by local, I know, I'm let's talk offline.
I want to Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 3 (35:11):
If we met for farmers market dates, it would just
make my whole.

Speaker 4 (35:14):
Can I just had this conversation.

Speaker 2 (35:15):
Yes, I wish there was a farmer's market that was close.
I used to walk to one in Los Angeles all
the time. Yeah, walk ability. We don't really have more farms.

Speaker 1 (35:26):
Yeah, I mean I can walk to the one sold
one probably, but there's good one.

Speaker 3 (35:29):
Take us a while the day.

Speaker 1 (35:31):
Yeah no, you probably have to drive in park and
then walk. Yeah.

Speaker 2 (35:35):
Start now it's on Wednesday next week. Okay, well that
was fun. We have lots to unpin.

Speaker 3 (35:43):
We do.

Speaker 2 (35:44):
Let's not forget oh I want okay, we need the
full story and the love is blind pin. Possibly if
you go to the wine down dates you'll hear. Because
we have to come up with new content since there's
a lot that's happened, so many things.

Speaker 5 (35:59):
Cat and I were talking about the plane. I'm like, wow,
it's really it's been a while. I got to catch
everybody up. All right, guys, see you next week.

Speaker 3 (36:07):
Bye bye,
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