Meet our family

Mom and Dad (Jim and Carol to you) met at a country rodeo – back in the days when Jim and his brothers competed on the professional circuit.

The happy couple settled and raised their family here at Bar Diamond – farming the land and raising Aberdeen Angus cattle. The ranch has evolved through the years to include jet boat tours, guided pheasant hunting, accommodation for larger game hunters and now – we are expanding the property into a guest ranch experience in the warm summer months.

Meet the Kids

Guided by wholesome country values, the Herns have raised three incredible children here on the ranch. All three have gone on to become professional athletes and obtain scholarships for their educations.

Jay is their eldest son, who lives on the ranch and plays a huge role in daily operations. You can find him in the swather during harvest time, cutting, bailing and hauling hay – or out tending the ranch’s 650 head of cattle. Jay is also our jet boat captain – having run the river more than 300 times, he knows this water better than anyone around. In his spare time, Jay takes great pride in renovating older homes in Medicine Hat and sharing his knowledge with his community.

Craig (Jim and Carol’s middle son) lives in Minnesota with his wife BriAnne and their four children. Craig is a logistics Manager with CH Robinson in St. Cloud, Minnesota. BriAnne is a Vice Principal of a large elementary school.

Leanne is their youngest and lives in White Rock, British Columbia with her husband Scott. Leanne is a Nurse Practitioner who practices in White Rock, BC while Scott is a Chiropractor who has his own practice, Ocean Park Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Clinic.

The Hern family invites you to experience your home away from home on the ranch at Bar Diamond. Come, settle in and stay awhile.