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I love it up there, Les... but...

September 08, 2023 07:44AM
it's not a vacation spot. laughing smiley Well, unless you truly want to experience the 'wild'. Nothing tame about it plus water is in short supply.... even this year when we had one of the wettest winters on record.

Most people prefer the springtime... the oats are very green plus lots of wildflowers.

This isn't me, by the way. It's my cousin. He's a partner with me on the ranch

What I like best about is that we bought it from a guy who was VERY "leave it alone". In other words... it has not changed much at all since the Native Americans lived on it. Lots of Native American artifacts lying about and petroglyphs on the sandstone. I "mark" them with GPS when I find them but never touch them.... and I don't tell my partners about them because sure as hell they'll exploit them.

One of my best finds was a long flat rock covered with soil that I gently scrapped off and found 15 mortar holes the Indians used for various purposes... food, dye, ceremonial concoctions. The young men of the Yokut Indians would make a potion from Jimsonweed which is a psychedelic. Very poisonous if you overdue it. And actually... it wasn't my find it was my daughters. We named the spot after her and she's VERY proud of it. laughing smiley - JamesJM

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  I just saw an article..

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  Some Photo from my ranch today... Attachments

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LesBaker28September 08, 2023 03:39AM

  I love it up there, Les... but... Attachments

JamesJM26September 08, 2023 07:44AM

  I'm not even one bit surprised that you leave them alone

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  quite a story

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  I want to visit

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  Re: Some Photo from my ranch today...

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  Right.... although at that precise location....

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  Re: Right.... although at that precise location....

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