There’s a different type of oil production in the works at Irish Creek Ranch. While oil and gas exploration is not something new to DeWitt County, the olive industry is.
On Oct. 17, Kim and Jerry Followwill began the task of planting 16,000 trees on 23 acres of land. Irish Creek Ranch, the site of the future high-density olive orchard, is on U.S. Highway 87, toward Victoria. The couple had help from friends and a planting crew from Port Lavaca.
The endeavor did not start without some careful prepartion. The couple has been working the land for a year to get ready for this day.
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