Towering pines waving in the breeze, gentle rolling hills, tranquil paths, ponds, winding Piney Creek, fields of wildflowers, birds of every color, wild turkey, deer, quarter horses galloping, Longhorns grazing, a herd of cats and miniature donkeys and horses waiting for a pat all describe the 9E Ranch and yet nothing says it like "a thin place"--a thin space between Heaven and Earth. A place so thin that at times you actually feel you have touched Heaven and the curtain open to the mystical.
Dr. Robert Yelderman (10-11-12 to 3-2-95) Joan Yelderman Bohls' father was a family doctor in Rosenberg. He was a physician by trade, but a rancher by heart. He longed for ranch land because "God isn't making any more land!" so he and Marjorie searched and found land near Rosanky, Texas and began turning it into a cattle ranch by clearing trees and planting grass. Often the question is asked, "Where did the 9E come from and what does it mean?" Doc started cattle ranching with his brother, Jake in Damon, Texas and Jake's brand was 6E. Doc reversed the 6 to make 9e. Jake had bought a herd of cows all branded 6E and the selling cowboy threw in his brands as part of the deal. So it don't mean nothing!
The first living quarters at the ranch was a metal barn called The Shack built in 1961 now called De Colores Barn. There was an outside bathroom and shower, a wood burning stove for heat and cooking where Doc's legendary "Rosanky Stew" was made.
In 1998 siblings sold their part of the ranch to become La Reata. Joan and daughter Michelle kept their part. Michelle built a log cabin to live in and Joan and Kent Bohls built cabins and opened the 9E Ranch Bed and Breakfast Log Cabins. In 1999 The Texas cabin was completed using cedar logs from the ranch for the exterior and pine for floors from trees that washed up in a recent flood. In 2002 the 9E Ranch was awarded "Best B&B for Star Gazing"!