Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Fever @ WIlder Ranch

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.

A heard of clydesdales where just begging for some atention...

....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. 

If you go through the farm and up into the hills there are lots of winding trails that take you deep into the back country. There were plenty of bikers, horse riders, and hikers ...yet you felt as if you were all alone once you were on the trail. 

What an amazing place! Cant wait to go back and explore some more! 

Happy Trails!


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