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In this Issue... n this Issue... Ranches, Estates, Farms, Acreage, Country Homes & Horse Properties and Land for Sale 3-24 The Venerable Old Oak Tree 8 Condensed Glossary for Rural Real Estate Ownership 12, 13 Ranch & Country Blog Notes 15 Video Showtime 21 Ranch & Country Products & Services 22

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Barbara Slater is a painter who lives in Oregon and is inspired by the “out west” way of life and cowboy culture with a touch of city glitz. She is a gifted artist who is recognized in many communities throughout the Northwest, California and the Southwest. She is a native of Utah, and early in her career she was



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illustrating children’s books, and displaying her work in galleries. She is well known for her commission work and enjoys working with clients who wish to have their pets come to life on a canvas. Her images portray warmth and are life-like, her landscapes dramatic, and her floral still-life portraits dynamic. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, and High Desert Art League in Bend, Oregon. Her work is currently featured in fine art galleries and juried shows.

www.BarbaraSlater.com slaterart@gmail.com • (541) 480-2787




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© 2023 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. BHHS and the BHHS symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. BHH Affiliates LLC and BHHSCP do not guarantee accuracy of all data including measurements, conditions, and features of property. Information is obtained from various sources and will not be verified by broker or MLS. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information.

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Byron Grant Broker/Associate Century 21 Hometown Realty 805.441.2560 cell 805.481.4297 office DRE #00985985 www.byron-grant.com • byron-grant@c21home.com • 102 Bridge Street, Arroyo Grande CA 93420

SERVING THE ENTIRE CENTRAL COAST S triking new construction in Paso Robles, well suited for traditional and contemporary taste with a 2,576± Sf., home on the main level, separate ADU on lower level and incredible views from the private deck. Set on just over one acre, the main home offers an open concept design with 4 BD, 2.5 BA while the lower ADU offers private access, full kitchen, 1 BD and 1 BA. Sophisticated architectural styling greets you from the front entry with an effortless flow from indoors to outdoors with the grand slider that opens onto the 916± Sf., main deck. The modern yet warm design features luxury flooring, custom fireplace of 1/8” thick sheet iron, show stopping kitchen with a generous island, high end appliances and breakfast nook. The primary suite is a beautiful blend of a luxurious bathroom with separate vanity areas, soaking tub and custom tiled shower and natural light with private deck access. The main deck is sure to be a focal point while entertaining with ample


$1,750,000 4665 HUASNA RD - ARROYO GRANDE 3 BEDRM 3BA 19.76 ACRES

space highlighting the unobstructed views and truly remarkable Central Coast sunsets. Built with quality materials and the latest technology. Enjoy the highly coveted Paso Robles lifestyle paired with custom construction and a functional floor plan from this hillside masterpiece. Offered at $1,695,000

M odern elegance and luxury living await you in this 4,255± Sf. custom built home located in the highly desired Santa Ysabel Ranch Estates. Greeted with 12' ceilings, brushed Oak engineered hardwood floors, natural stone accents and custom interior finishes throughout the single level home. The open concept design is ideal for everyday living as well as entertaining on a grand scale with a formal dining room, living and family room that opens onto the kitchen, breakfast nook and office. All with an abundance of natural light and large glass sliders for an effortless indoor-outdoor transition to the back patio space. The ultimate in style, finish and detail continues with a wet bar and wine cellar with custom wine racks and separate AC unit. Complete with 4 BD including 2 suites and 2 BD with shared Jack and Jill bathroom. The primary suite stuns with a fireplace, custom built-ins, sitting area, large walk-in closet,




“A” - 3 BD, 2 BA, 89 ACS, $2,900,000 / “B” LAND,175.8 ACS, $2,500,000 APX. 87,463 SQ.FT. IN BUILDINGS - "A" & "B" $4,750,000


double shower and freestanding soaking tub. Brimming with quality design, exceptional amenities and custom finishes that highlight the natural beauty from every window. The garage offers over 1,110± Sf. of space for up to 5 vehicles. Enjoy luxury living and privacy within the Santa Ysabel Ranch community. OFFERED AT $2,700,000

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Mountain Home on 4+/- Acres • Sweeping Ocean View West Camino Cielo , Santa Barbara, CA 13 minutes on Hwy 154 to Santa Barbara shopping ; 17 minutes to the Santa Ynez Round-About

JACK POSEMSKY REAL ESTATE • 805.927.4777 718 Main Street Cambria, CA 93428 DRE#: 01184353 www.jackposemsky.com • Jack@JackPosemsky.com

2845 Main St, Cambria 68+- Acres East Cambria. Zoned Ag. Bordered by the Santa Rosa and Perry Creek. Good producing well. Partially fenced with flat areas for crops, livestock, home and barn. Distant ocean, mountain & valley views in a private location. Near East Village and not far to Moonstone Beach. A unique rural coastal property in a mild climate. Offered for $3,600,000

6760 Cambria Pines Rd, Cambria 88+- Ocean View Acres. Zoned Rural Lands. 1922 Farm House plus 3 additional cabins. Property fronts Highway One. City water & well water. A One of a Kind property offers quiet country living yet close to Cambria & the beach. Enjoy sunsets over the Pacific from your front porch. Offered for $3,400,000

Home is 2517+/- SF plus 387+/- SF wrap-around Sunporch . Exterior is a mix of split-cedar log siding, and cement stucco

Expansive windows across the sun-porch give maximum ocean views and light , while adding a layer of protection and insulation to the home

The upstairs is an original cedar-log home.

All doors and windows, both upstairs and downstairs are double pane argon gas-filled energy rated (hurricane safe!) with T-6 aluminum cladding and matching wood borders and trim

There was once a time when every familyhadtohave the likesofme. I was once essential to human survival. I was transportation. I was the quick get away. I carried the heavy load. Iwas your best friend. Maybe you think those days are over. Well, thinkagain, partner. Your little girl won’t let you have a moment’s peace until you bringme over to that property you saw in Ranch & CountryMagazine. The one with the grass pasture, with room for me to stretch my legs, and room for my sweetheart too. Yeah, I’m gonna cost you a little money. But it will be money well spent. You’ll never regret it. You’ll always rememberme andour great times together. After all theseyears, I’mstill yourbest friend.

Upstairs is the living room, dining area, “wet” food service area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Features include hardwood floors, custom stone fireplace, custom tile work in bathroom, built-ins, Trane brand central heat

Howdy Partner!

Downstairs is the kitchen/family room, office/utility area, bedroom with secondary entrance door, bathroom, and storage room. Bring your creative design ideas here.

Slab patio near east downstairs entrance, for BBQ or just relaxing. Bordered by custom rock garden .

Various flat open areas for planting, play, or additional housing

Fencing and cross-fencing -- property previously had horses . Or how about alpacas ?

Property is being sold “as is.” Some remodeling/updating called for. Text 805.680.2203 for pricing and broker info.

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We Know Ojai. We’re Lifelong Residents.


I n 2001, the oak tree was selected as America’s National Tree in a 4-month long voting process of the American people sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Throughout history, the oak has garnered both admiration and respect. Oak was deemed sacred to Zeus of Greek mythology; the ancient Druids of Great Britain attributedmagical qualities to the oak; Native Americans revered the oak’s healing properties; the Roman goddess Diana, was often pictured with a necklace of acorns as a talisman against harm. The Venerable Old Oak Tree There are more than 200 species of oak trees found throughout North America. One of themost beautiful andmost loved species is the quercus lobata species, commonly called the “Valley Oak.” This species is endemic to California and grows in the interior valleys from Siskiyou County to San Diego County. Unlike many evergreen oak species, the Valley Oak is deciduous and loses all its leaves by winter solstice each year.

The Valley Oak has a signature look with its thick ridged bark, and gnarled outstretched arms that reach to the heavens while fingering the earth. These trees typically have a mature height of 40 to 70 feet but can reach heights of 100 feet, and can live up to 600 years! The age of a Valley Oak can be determined by the diameter of its trunk. A 3 to 4 foot diameter trunk is 150 to 250 years old, a 6 to 8 foot diameter trunk could be 400 to 500 years old. A 10 foot diameter tree trunk is an outlier. Many think of the oak tree as a slow growing tree, but oaks actually grow fast when they are young. A young Valley Oak can grow up to 20 feet in its first 5 years and 20 more feet in the next 5 years. Then the growth pattern slows significantly; the trunk thickens and increases its bulk; the branches open out. The tap root of a young Valley Oak that is, 10 to 40 years old will reach straight down to roughly 60 feet to find its water source. At that point, the root system begins to branch and spread, seeking out varied nutrient rich sources. Like everything else, the Valley Oak has been threatened by years of drought in the West. Thankfully, mature Valley Oaks are relatively drought tolerant. But in spite of a heavy rainy season in 2022-2023, the many prior years of below normal rainfall have taken a toll on the health of these trees. Some property owners have resorted to manual watering during the months of January to May. For the Valley Oak during the drought years, the suggestion has been to water once a month, using approximately 10 gallons of water per inch of the tree’s diameter, and towater slowly so that it soaks in, allowing the ground to dry thoroughly between waterings. However, all sources we have found agree that there should be no watering from May to November! Valley Oaks are “programmed” to endure dry summer months and water introduced at this time can cause oak root fungus that could weaken and even kill the tree. It is also recommended that mulching, drip lines, succulents, and other things under oak trees that tend to keep the soil moist must be avoided. Oak root fungus could also be caused by an extremely wet El Nino induced rainy season. All this being said, oak trees are hardy creatures - that’s why they’ve been around for so long. Next time you find yourself walking among the oaks, if you happen to have a tape measure handy just measure the trunk’s circumference in inches, divide by 3.14 (pi) and multiply by 5 to get the tree’s age in years. You may be transported back to the days of the gold rush. Or even back to colonial times. Or before…




Nora Davis (805) 207-6177 • www.ojaivalleyestates.com

License # 01046067

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New Listing! Windermere Ranch * Paicines, CA

707.455.4444 info@caoutdoorproperties.com

JUST 4.5 MILES EAST OF PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK , is home to Windermere Ranch offering a unique opportunity to live and work in one beautiful location. 660 acres, 100 farmable, 4 residences, impressive horse barn, multiple outbuildings, two wells and more. Currently operating as an AirBnB; combine with an event venue, and

DRE#01838294 Todd Renfrew | Owner/Broker



ranching and you have yourself an amazing business! Great history, formerly the Doc Bar Ranch and currently owned by the renowned artist, Thomas Kinkade’s family. Priced to sell $2,900,000

NEW PRICE! “Horn Ranch” 1224 Copco Rd, Hornbrook, CA


Varian Arabians Ranch $3,750,000 | 150.29 ± Acres | San Luis Obispo County, CA World-renowned equestrian facility | Ranch can board up to 150-200 horses year-round | 40 usable stalls, 6 foaling stalls, round pens, breeding lab, large covered arena | Several barns & residences | In the Williamson Act

Cantinas Ranch $3,500,000 | 587.33 ± Acres | San Luis Obispo County, CA

SISKIYOU COUNTY This amazing ranch spans 1700 acres and features 2.5 miles of Klamath River frontage. HUGE deeded water rights of nearly 10,000 GPM makes this ranch perfect for livestock, vineyards, or orchards. 2 homes, large barn, workshop and so much more! www.sites.listvt.com/1224copcord

Lake frontage | Excellent hunting property | Meadows & rolling hills covered with mature oaks | Currently used for cattle grazing | Multiple Ag & Recreational opportunities | Short drive to Paso Robles & San Luis Obispo | Five wells

11967 Panoche Road, Paicines, CA


Ruby Hills Horse & Almond Ranch $2,750,000 | 64 ± Acres | Yolo County, CA

Tres Mujeres Ranch $1,850,000 | 220 ± Acres | Madera County, CA


Lot 61, Panoche Road REDUCED to $119,900 60+/- acres, vacant land, water unknown, off-grid location

In the Williamson Act | 2,500 SF remodeled Farmhouse | 25 acres producing almonds | 2 historic barns | Large metal shop building | Inground gunite swimming pool | New 12 stall barn | Fenced pasture & paddocks

220+ acre private nature preserve | High-end 2,458 SF luxury home | 1955 Water Rights on 3-acre-ft pond | 2,400 SF metal barn with power & water | Owned solar system | 25 GPM well | 30 min to Oakhurst | In the Williamson Act


40+/- acres located in the Willow Springs Ranch in South San Benito County, Paicines, CA. 45 SE of Hollister you will find your next home site, farm or get-a-way spot to call your own. This vacant parcel includes a permitted 1000gl septic system, developed spring with holding tanks, fenced and cross

Lot 26, Panoche Road • $125,000 40+/- acres, vacant land, water unknown, off-grid location Lot 47, Panoche Road • $200,000 40+/- acres, breathtaking views, off-grid SOLD Lot 34, Panoche Road • $158,000 40+/- acres, fenced, undeveloped spring, sleeping platform, off-grid SOLD Lot 23, Panoche Road • $145,000 40+/- acres, bunk-house, storage container, undeveloped spring, seasonal pond, off-grid,

fenced, amazing views and more! GREAT solar location but power is nearby. CC&R’s do not allow 2 or 3 wheel vehicles but 4x4 are good! PRICED REDUCED TO $379,900

Valerie Smith Broker Associate Lic#01254521

Office : 831.635.6713

Mobile : 831.801.5588

West Gustine Gun Club $1,699,000 | 316 ± Acres | Merced County, CA

McMurray Woodland Ranch $1,275,000 | 22 ± Acres | Yolo County, CA

North Grasslands Duck Club on Gun Club Rd - West side | 1,000 SF Clubhouse | 3 bedrooms & 1.5 bathrooms | Numerous outbuildings for additional guests/ storage | 3 platform stand up duck blinds | Bass pond | Great hunting history

Located in prime Yolo County farmland | 18 acres of irrigated Class 1 Soil | Former Walnut orchard | Colusa Mutual Irrigation District Water | 500+ GPM Ag well with 12” casing | 5 GPM domestic well | 5 bedroom house | Barn & Shop



CA DRE#01254521 C: 831.801.5 88

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A C ondensed GLOSSARY for R ural R eal E state O wnership

The following is a selection of some of the most relevant terms from our Master Glossary for Rural Real Estate Ownership. To view the entire Glossary, go to www.RanchAndCountry.com

will find no difference inside the home between using propane gas and natural gas in terms of functionality. However, propane is more expensive that natural gas. Propane is also more flammable than natural gas. Pump Test – A pump test for a water well is a test to determine how many gallons of water the well pump can produce in a minute. The result is referred to as the discharge rate, and it is expressed as a quantity of gallons per minute, such as 40 gallons per minute. Variables for the test include the size, or horsepower, of the pump, as this factor can impact the discharge rate. Renewable Energy Systems – Renewable energy is a term used for energy that is produced

time consuming, particularly in rural areas, but it is essential for a buyer to know the exact location of the property under consideration for purchase. A seller may wish to obtain a survey prior to listing the home for sale so that the buyer can know the location of the boundary lines before making an offer. Sustainable Agriculture – Sustainable agriculture is a term applied to farming practices that seek to continually renew and restore the land so that it can produce food indefinitely. Sustainable agricultural practices are sensitive to ecosystems and to management practices that make the most efficient use of labor and resources.

and shiny hair as a result of regular use of the mineral free rainwater. Water Well – Most rural properties located outside of a municipality or in an unincorporated area derive their water service from a water well. Some properties have both a domestic well and an agricultural well. In some areas, the regulatory departments of health have different standards for domestic wells and ag wells. Also some locations provide for reduced power costs to pump water from an ag well. A property may also derive its water service from a shared water well that may be located on the subject property or on a neighboring property. Some rural properties have the benefit of a

“fee simple estate” in the land. More often, however, the mineral rights of landowners were deeded away many generations ago and are typically owned by a party other than the seller. The title report may show that “the mineral rights have been reserved” (by another party) and are therefore not included in the sale. The buyer will then want to determine the extent to which the holder of the mineral rights has rights of egress, or an implied easement, that is, the right to enter through the surface of the land in order to extract the minerals. Open Space – With regard to property ownership and land use, open space refers to a portion of land that is preserved in its natural state and protected from development or agricultural activity. A subdivision or conditional use permit proposal may contain a dedicated open space easement that is clearly delineated, which will preserve into perpetuity a portion of the land that is under consideration for development. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment – The Phase I ESA is a report that identifies existing or potential environmental conditions on a property that could be contaminated or otherwise hazardous. Phase II Environmental Site Assessment – If a Phase I ESA indicates the possible presence of contamination or hazardous material, a Phase II ESA may be used to do chemical analysis and/or further testing. Potability Test – Potable water is water that is deemed suitable for drinking water according to standards of health general set by county or local governing authorities. A potability test is a chemical analysis of the water performed by a lab to determine that the water meets health standards for drinking water. Propane – Propane gas is the most common form of gas service used in rural areas that fall outside the boundaries of a municipality. A propane tank will be located on the premises, and propane dealers regularly service and fill the tank as needed. A gas line runs from the tank to the home to service heaters, stoves and other gas based appliances. Homeowners

Entitlements – The word “entitlement” mean a legal right to a benefit. When applied to ownership of land, entitlements are those rights of use of the land, which may include the right to subdivide, the right to build or develop, the right to adjust boundary lines, the right to farm Flood Plain – A flood plain, or floodplain, refers to those portions of land on both banks of a river or stream that are subject to periodic flooding. Flood plains are typically described in terms of frequency in years. A “one hundred year flood plain,” for example, is land on either side of a river or stream that is statistically subject to flooding only once in every one hundred years. Green Building – Green building involves the effort of both design and construction to produce homes and other structures that are most efficient in the utilization of energy and utilities and resources, while minimizing waste, pollution, and other impacts on the environment Land Use – Land use refers to legal allowances in terms of how a property can be used and it encompasses both entitlements and zoning. Examples of use are residential / single family, residential / multi family, agriculture, commercial, and industrial. Off the Grid – A property that is located outside of the range of public utility services is said to be “off the grid.” The term also refers to a property whose energy needs are supplied internally by alternative energy sources so that it is not dependent on public utility services. On the Grid – If a solar or wind powered home is located within the service area of the public utility power grid, an owner may choose to connect to public grid and be “on the grid.” The advantages for a solar home for being on the grid is that excess energy generated but not used can be sold to the utility company for credit. Market Value – The true market value of a property is what a buyer is willing to pay for the property if the sale offering is exposed to the maximum pool of possible buyers. Prior to an actual sale of a property, market value is best estimated by comparing the property to other similar properties that have sold. The following variables must be considered in comparing a property to other sold properties: comparability of location, comparability of size, comparability of improvements and other features, and the date of the sale. Mineral, Oil and Gas Rights – In many countries throughout the world, the mineral resources that lie beneath the lands belong to the government. In the U.S. ownership of minerals, oil and gas resources is privately owned. A landowner who owns the “mineral rights” and the “surface rights” is said to own a

from naturally occurring and inexhaustible resources. Sunlight is a prime example of renewable energy in that sunlight is not “used up” in the process of generating solar power. Renewable energy sources such as solar, geothermal, and wind power are pure renewables in that their sources are 100% naturally occurring and inexhaustible. It is also a common practice to refer to hydropower and power derived from biomass as “renewable energy.” However these energy sources are not infinitely renewable in the same sense as are wind, sunlight, and geothermal sources Riparian Rights – Riparian rights are the rights of landowners whose property borders or is adjacent to a water way, such as a river, stream, or lake. These rights include the right for “reasonable” use and enjoyment of the water for domestic purposes. Such rights also include the stipulation that the use shall not infringe on use by other landowners who also share in these riparian rights. As an example, a landowner bordering a stream does not have the sole and exclusive right to build a dam and thereby divert the water from a neighboring landowner who also borders the stream. Landowners also have similar rights to the use of the ground water

Aquifer – Acquifer is a geological term referring to a subterranean body of water that lies in a rock layer beneath a parcel of land. The aquifer may be shallow, just below the surface, or hundreds of feet deep. It may also be permeable or impermeable. A geologist can use various means to determine the most likely location and condition of an aquifer Arable Land – Arable land is land that can be used for growing crops, for various types of farming and agricultural production. Blue Line – A blue line on a property map can indicate the presence of water flow, such as a river or stream, that may or may not be active. The presence of the blue line can impose certain environmental restrictions to the development and/or use of a property in the vicinity of the blue line. Building Envelope – The building envelope is an area on a property, designated and identified on a property map, that indicates the allowable building and development portions of the property, in accordance with county or local permitting regulations. Building Site – A building site is an area on a parcel of land that could be suitable for building a home. Certificate of Compliance – A certificate of compliance is issued for a parcel of land based on a determination made by the local agency of authority (such as a county planning commission) that the parcel was created by legal means and therefore has legal standing as a sole and separate parcel. The existence of a certificate of compliance for a property does NOT insure that the property is in compliance with conditions that would render it suitable for building, nor does it imply legal access, but rather it simply insures that the parcel is a legal parcel, and that it therefore can be sold or otherwise transferred in ownership. Endangered Species – “Endangered species” is a designation that affords legal protection to a species that is at risk of becoming extinct. If some portion of a property serves as a habitat for an endangered species, the federal government, through the Environmental Protection Agency, can impose restrictions on development and farming of those lands that serve as or support the habitat.

Topography – Topography refers to the relief, or varying elevations of the land surface. Descriptive terms such as flat, rolling, steep, sloping, flat to rolling , and varied are frequently used to describe topography for a property. USGS Maps – USGS is an abbreviation for the United States Geological Survey, a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Interior. USGS maps cover the entire area of the United States showing topographic detail at a scale of 1:24,000. The topography of the land surface represented on the map is represented by lines; the distance between the lines represents 2000 feet. With this approach, a map with lines that are close together will indicate steeper terrain, whereas a map with lines that are further apart represents a flatter terrain. Maps are also available at a higher scale of up to 1:250,000. Water Collection Systems – Water collection systems are ecological systems consisting of gutters, piping and tanks designed to maximize the collection and storage rainwater and water run-off for future use. Some water collection system users claim that their entire household is able to function exclusively with the use of collected rainwater. Benefits include soft skin

that lies beneath their land. These rights, referred to as “overlying rights” are governed and regulated on a state level. Septic System – Septic systems are the typical waste management system used in homes in rural areas, and in some small towns and unincorporated communities. When a property with a septic system is purchased, the buyer may elect to have the septic system tested. A professional septic servicing company can pump out the tank, and can also inspect the construction of the tank and confirm to the buyer that the tank is properly installed in accordance with local health codes. Soil Analysis / Soil Tests – Soil tests can be used to determine soil compaction, which is important for any foundation of a building, the drainage or percolation factor of the soil which is essential for installation of a septic systems, and the potential for other factors such as slippage, erosion and more. Soil analysis is also used to determine the suitability of the soil for various agricultural interests. Survey – A survey of a property is performed by a licensed professional to delineate the location of the property boundary lines and line intersections (corners) for a parcel of land. The procedure can be costly and

private water service community that services multiple properties. In these situations, owners will typically have meters and will pay their metered share of water use, and will also share in common any water well maintenance costs. Watershed – Watershed refers to an area of land where run-off water from rain or snow drains down to a lower area of accumulation. Another word for watershed is a drainage basin. Zoning – Zoning includes the laws that determine allowable land uses for a property. Some general zoning categories may be residential, agriculture, commercial, and mixed use . Zoning may further classify general zoning categories as, for example, single family residentia l or multi-family residential . Zoning laws for properties that are located within cities or townships are set by the local authorities. Rural properties located in areas that are not incorporated by cities or townships will most likely be subject to county zoning laws. Most zoning authorities have procedures through which property owners can apply to get the zoning changed for a property. However, the procedure for obtaining a zoning change can be extremely challenging.

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GOLDEN SIERRA RANCH $8,000,000 44223 Balch Park Rd, Springville, CA 93265

Farm & Ranch Land near Willows in Glenn County 4663 +/- Acres $14,900,000

One large parcel totaling 4,663 acres historically used for dry land farming of organic wheat and barley and cattle grazing. Neighboringpropertiesarenow almonds, walnuts and pistachio orchards. Development of the underground aquifer and entrance into the Water District

may permit the development of over 1,000 acres into permanent crops. Seller may consider splitting the property between grazing and orchards. Easy access from the local Willows Airport.

85 +/- Acres in Contra Costa County $3,500,000

A gorgeous 85 acres of flat and rolling hillsides just 15 minutes from Hwy 680 or Hwy 580. Pick your spot for your next home where the deer and the turkey play. Plenty of room for your horses, hobbies and long walks away from urban sprawl. The pedestrian and equestrian entrance to Morgan Territory Regional Preserve is just up Finley Road. You rarely find a large parcel this private and accessible in the Bay Area and the Williamson Act will keep your taxes low. Looking for even more land? There is a second parcel of 167 acres adjacent to the property for sale at $4,500,000.

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to get out of the city and still conduct business. However, it didn't change the need to "go to the office" for most urban professionals. As time went by, more and more interactive internet platforms were developed. More and more urban professionals began to "cut the cord" of going to the office. And then in the Spring of 2020, something amazing happened called COVID19. Even at the height of the pandemic "stay at home" phase,

• Just under 1900 acres among 19 parcels • Fully fenced property • 3 homes & a “bunk house” (bunk house is a studio with bathroom only – no kitchen) • Main House – 3 bedroom 2 bathroom and a Sauna Jacuzzi room approximately 1800 s.f. • Guest House – 3 bedroom 1 bathroom & addl outdoor shower and bathroom - approx. 1000 s.f. • Ranch House – 3 bedroom 2 bathroom approx. 1500 s.f. with Shop & Barn • In-ground Swimming Pool • 80 x 55 Horse barn with 8 stalls and a tack room • Helicopter Pad • 2 fenced pastures for horses • 2.5 acre (approx.) pasture (approx. 1.5 acres irrigated – near front house)

• 1.5 acre (approx.) pasture near (near front house) • 5 springs (springs provide water to all houses, various troughs throughout the property and all pasture irrigation) • 3 ponds (all with fish – bass, crappie, bluegill) – 2 ponds are fed by spring on property and other by off property spring • 1 pond fed by Dennison Ditch Water (4 Shares of Dennison Ditch Water) • Apple Orchard – Approximately 1 acre (irrigated) • Well (ran on solar) Supplies Water To Hillside Trough 4 Horses (Can stay with property) • Property Currently Leased to Cattle Rancher (lease ends November 2022) • Fully working cattle ranch with cattle catch pen, lanes and squeeze

Ranch&CountryMagazine was first published in 1995 - a resource for people who wanted to get out of the city. It was all about small towns, country living, rural values. It talked about "slowing down, and listening to the stars." But who knew that the stars would align over the next decades to make country living and the rural lifestyle readily available to millions of professionally employed urban Americans! www.RanchAndCountry.com went online in 1997. At that time,

many urban professionals were able to keep doing business using interactive internet programs such as Zoom, Webex, etc. Online meetings were so easy - no driving, no parking, no shoe polish. Employees enjoyed the convenience of working from home, so much so that when companies lifted their "stay at home" policies, many employees expressed a preference for continuing to work from home. And the logical next step has been, “Why not work from home in a beautiful bucolic environment, free from traffic, noise, smog, and crime!” So again, the same question first asked by Ranch & Country back in the '90’s is, “Are you ready for the country?” -RC Editor

Casey J. Castillo, Broker | Bella Homes and Properties, Inc 559-359-3333 | http://www.bellahomesandproperties.com 63 W Thurman Ave, Porterville, CA 93257

widespread internet use was in its infancy. But in 2004, a web conferencing platform called "goto meeting" was launched, somewhat similar to today's Zoom. This gave some urban professionals freedom


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SOUTHERN OREGON HOMESTEAD Grants Pass, Oregon 20+ ACRES | $1,399,000

ROGUE VALLEY VINEYARD&WINERY Eagle Point, Oregon 1.6 ACRES | $3,650,000

127 acres in the Rogue Valley AVA with30acres inmaturevines , winery facility, new 2-story equipment shop & historic home. The vineyard leaves room for expansion with 80 acres of irrigation rights & farmable

open ground. Infrastructure includes drip irrigation with new pump & intake pipe, wind frost protection, wastewater system & two wells. Other improvements include a 5000 s/f wine production & storage facility with temperature/humidity-controlled barrel room & lab, 1910 farmhouse & impressive new 3000+ s/f building with open span unfinished upstairs area intended for use as living quarters, offices, or wine tasting room with views of the vineyard. Stunning views of Mount McLaughlin & Table Rock, spring fed ponds, year-round creek & rolling meadows. The south facing vineyard features Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Syrah as well as other varietals. Poised for growth, this property is ripe with opportunity!

STUNNING RIVER FRONT HOME Grants Pass, Oregon 1.6 ACRES | $1,169,000

1.16 park-like acres on the banks of the Rogue River with a custom 3 bd, 2.5 bath, 2657 sf single level home which captures stunning views of the river from the living & family rooms, den & master suite. This gem has low bank river frontage with a walking path to a sprawling lawn at the water's edge, complete with a boat dock! Enjoy the

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S PR I NG 2 0 2 3 RANCH & COUNTRY MAGAZ I NE www . R a n c hAn dC o u n t r y . c om PAGE 1 7 soothing sound of Sand Creek from the patio as it meanders along the edge of the property. Enter the home & immediately take in the beautiful river view from the picture windows in the living room. The master suite has French doors leading to the hot tub area & patio. There is a spacious office, open family room & billiard room with den which could be a third bedroom. The property welcomes you thru a gated entry with beautiful lawn, majestic trees & mature landscaping. That's not all! The property is ready for your toys with a large, detached shop, RV hookups & storage shed! In-ground sprinkler system, paved drive & end of the cul-de-sac privacy! www.oregonranchandhome.com• oregonsheri@gmail.com


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Skyline West by Pahlisch Homes New Construction - Bend, Oregon Our Skyline West community puts the everyday joy of nature right outside your door. Skyline West of fers beautiful cottages and single-family traditional homes for those looking for luxury and ease.

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Keep everyone happy with this one! 40x60 insulated shop with 220 power, 4 stall barn with runs, tack room, & big hay storage. 3 ac in pasture + 5 ac fresh planted hay. 120x120 sand arena. Really nice, 1,979sf home. Super clean & close to the Oregon Horse Center, and the Eugene Airport. $1,085,000

Happy to help you with any real estate information for Central Oregon - Even Resale Opportunities! In addition to the hotspots of the Westside of Bend, homeowners can enjoy din ing at some of the best restaurants in the area. The adorable Northwest Cross ing neighborhood is just one mile away, with a downtown that boasts shop ping, dining, and parks. And if the great outdoors is more your style, explore a wealth of gorgeous trails and parks nearby, including beautiful Shevlin Park with its extensive trail system for hiking, running, biking, and nature watching. https://pahlischhomes.com/communities/skyline-west These Pacific Northwest-inspired homes balance stunning indoor spaces with the convenience and excitement of the bustling town around you. Your biggest choice is cozying up at home or heading out to explore the action in this community.

Skyline West by Pahlisch Homes Jacob Franke • 541-280-3396 Realtor licensed in the State of Oregon Jacobf@pahlischrealestate.com Real Estate License #201223210


for simple living, or live here while building a new home! 1,634 sf living space connects to insulated shop area with 15' roll up doors, 220 power, & pellet stove. Insulated paint room, tack room, & covered area for livestock, hay & parking. BEAUTIFUL x-fenced grounds with walk track around perimeter. 18-wheeler friendly parking! 20 miles to Salem. $665,000

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average 300 days of sunshine annually. The area is known as a recreational mecca for mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, white water rafting, kayaking, and fly fishing, plus winter sports including skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, and snowmobiling. Not to mention the annual Sisters rodeo! West of the Cascades, the Willamette Valley is known for its premier Pinot Noir. As Oregon’s leading wine region, it is home to over 700 wineries. The Willamette Valley also boasts luscious blackberries, and some even grow in the wild. Oregon has a highly diverse agricultural industry with more than 250 commodities, from wheat and cattle, to fruits and vegetables and berries, to Christmas trees. Many farmers and ranchers use conservation minded ranching practices and sustainable agriculture methods. In 1977, the Kiger Mustang was discovered in a remote area of Beatty’s Butte in southeast

the Roger River to the rich blue depths of Crater Lake (the deepest lake in the entire United States at 1946 feet) to the fertile Willamette Valley. And then there are the trees! Oregon was home to roughly 10.28 billion trees in early 2021!Although some trees were lost in forest fires, Oregon’s State Department of Forestry promotes reforestation as well as sustainable forestry practices for the state’s huge timber industry. Reforestation, along with a significant amount of rainfall particularly west of the Cascade Mountains, combine to perpetuate Oregon’s signature green look. Many out-of-staters associate Oregon with rain, and the Oregon coast does in fact average 70-80 inches of rainfall a year. However some parts of central and eastern Oregon have dry climates. For example, popular Bend, Oregon and its neighboring community of Sisters, pivotally located at the eastern base of the Cascades,

Oregon’s population is estimated to be 4.25 million in 2022. In the last 10 years, Oregon has acquired roughly 370,000 additional residents. Oregonians themselves may prefer that outsiders stay away and leave this pristine state to its own, but Oregon provides a multitude of factors to lure people. For starters, Oregon is one of only five states in the US that has no sales tax. In California, sales tax rates range from 7.25% to over 10% in some out-lying areas. Sales tax applies to everything from gas, clothing, discretionary purchases, and restaurant meals. The absence of sales tax can add significantly to the bottom line for every household. And although Oregon does have state income tax, the top marginal tax rates are lower than California’s rates. Oregon offers a range of diversity — from its 363 miles of coastline to the year-round snow capped peaks of Mt. Hood to the raging waters of

Oregon. This unique breed possesses characteristics of the original Spanish Mustang. Before the Kigers were found, some of these Spanish lines were thought to be extinct. The remaining Kiges have been protected since the 1980’s, and continue to reside in the Kiger Gorge in the Steens Mountains. In spite of soaring appreciation over the last decade, costs of home ownership in Oregon remain below California housingcosts,whichsendsmany Californians north! The housing market in Oregon suffers from the same phenomenon that is found throughout the USA: low housing supply relative to demand. As a land of great beauty and diversity, many opportunities await those who follow the trail to Oregon!

Beautiful Central Oregon Horse Property with Heated Shop

Nearly 5 acres in the heavily desired area of Powell Butte. Recently remodeled home, 3 stall barn with insulated tack room connects to the heated shop with 220 power. Covered RV parking, perimeter & cross fenced, large fenced garden area, and views of the Cascade Mountains. Co-listed with Beau Whitaker, MORE Realty. $975,000

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