Here in Santa Cruz we are so lucky to have such a beutiful landscape to play in. One of the most recent adventures was a day trip to Wilder Ranch at the north end of town. Its a huge perserve that was once a dairy farm at the turn of the century. The family was famous for thier butter. The farm house and barns are still there and now run by the state parks.
The farm is a time capsule of typical Californias ranch life. Everything on the ranch had to be made since it would take weeks for something to be shiped from the east cost. Below is an axample of a stool compleate with the many who had graced perch.
In addition there is plenty of domestic and wildlife abound.
....and some tasty grass
Just outside of the farm there is a cowboy bunk/cabin that has been out of commision for quite a while.
What an amazing place! Cant wait to go back and explore some more!