A Word From Director Lee Wells

On March 13, 2024, we loaded up my flatbed trailer with the maximum load of feed and a camera crew and headed to the Texas Panhandle. Our aim was to provide support to our ranchers and let them tell their personal accounts of the record-breaking wildfires. After two long days and seven full-length interviews in three devastated counties, we had a story to tell. We then went back two more times to gather more interviews and footage. Out of the fire and ash, we found resounding human resilience, determination, and a deep-rooted love for others. This story will inspire hope from despair, and a smile where deep sadness tries to depress. This is the story of the Texas Panhandle Cattle Rancher. We're here for each other... neighbors, ranchers and friends. 
Lee Wells - A Wells Ranch Production

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More than a documentary...

With two million acres of Texas Panhandle ranch land burned, Lee Wells rallied friends and neighbors to step up and help our Texas Panhandle neighbors in need! Here are a few projects that have been assisting ranchers who lost so much in the historic fires:

Project One: We have brokered a deal with a feed mill here in our area to manufacture an all-purpose feed that is safe for horses and cattle - at cost! They have agreed to make as much as we can buy to send to the Texas Panhandle. Together with our network of friends, we have sent right at half a million pounds of grain so far!

Project Two: We have been relocating hay from Northeast Texas ranchers to the Panhandle ranchers. Our network of volunteer haulers have already hauled almost 1100 bales of hay to ranches in the fire zone. 

Project Three: With thousands of miles of fences destroyed we were able to team up with national and worldwide disaster aid organizations to provide volunteers to join in our efforts to repair and replace burned fences. A new five-strand fence costs between $15,000 and $21,000 per mile depending on the terrain. We have provided right at  26,500 feet of new fences for free to landowners with donated funds and labor. 

Project Four: The documentary trailer posted at the top of this page is an effort to share the story of these amazing ranchers and the profound relief efforts that have been so generously donated. We are continuing to shoot content and request help in funding for this worthy project. We are working toward a full-length documentary to be released mid-summer. 

Premier Dates: TBD

 

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