Baxter and Carol have enjoyed the “fruits” of their labor for the past twenty years and the State of Texas now boasts orchards from the pan handle to the Hill Country. In 2000 Baxter and Carol donated a good portion of the original Love Creek ranch to the Nature Conservancy of Texas. Their environmental efforts and good stewardship of the land resulted in the recovery of native plants, some of which were endangered. The remaining portion of the ranch was sold and the orchards remain in production today. Baxter maintains the Medina Orchards where tours are given by appointment.