By the 1960s, the ranch at 6987 West Lilac Road had been abandoned. It wasn't down for the count, however?just waiting for Clarence and Mary Jean Chown to come along. The Chowns took the property and turned it into a summer camp?Rawhide Ranch?where kids could learn to ride horses and get a true taste of country life.
Rawhide Ranch's grounds could have come right out of the Wild West or the Crazy East during that one weekend of lawless rebellion. In between nights spent sleeping in a covered wagon, campers drive horse buggies around the ranch and show off their riding skills inside the Gene Autry Horse Show Arena. Counselors teach campers how to care for the horses (and other animals) at EZ Stock Farms.
The ranch also has a swimming pool, water slide, climbing wall, and areas for archery and riflery where kids are taught by certified instructors in a safe and friendly environment. Nights often end with singalongs around the campfire, while every Friday culminates in a wild west barbecue and horse show where campers display their new skills for their families.
The Welburn Gourd Farm is the largest supplier of quality, organic hard-shell gourds in the USA, producing over 375,000 gourds each year.
We specialize in canteen and bottle (Hawaiian Ipu) varieties. Free Video Tutorials are offered in our newsletter, plus special offers and discounts!
Green Acres Ranch opened as a private ranch in 1957 where one family bred, trained, and showed arabians. Now, the 50-acre ranch is open to all and can house up to 200 steeds. Experienced instructors train riders during lessons in english, western, and dressage styles and take competitors to regional and national horse shows. They also lead groups through the surrounding wine country's rolling foothills, sun-drenched valleys, and wine-stained clouds during guided trail rides and introduce youngsters to riding through seasonal horse camps, scouting programs, and birthday parties.
Opening the world of riding and animal care to individuals of all abilities, Green Acres' interactive animal therapy program gives kids and individuals with special needs the chance to interact with small animals and ride horses. The fully functioning ranch also trains and boards clients' horses.
Green Acres Nursery maintains more than 600 varieties of plants and trees on more than 15 acres, most of which are tailored to southwestern landscapes. White, ornamental star jasmine bushes ($9.78 for 5 gal.) will withstand drought while inviting visiting noses to whiff their ambrosial scents, while vibrant, purple bougainvillea ($4.20 for 1 gal.) will florally fill gaps in any fence to keep opossums from trespassing. Since the ordinary backyard aquascape has deflated Mylar balloons for lily pads and aged pitas for skipping stones, make your pond superb by adding naturally luscious philodendrons ($49.40 for 15 gal.). Green Acres Nursery cultivates each greenling on-site in its nursery, caring for them from the time they're a tiny bud to their first day of kindergarten. Click here to see what plants are currently available.
A full-service tree-care company, Arbor Artistry spoils saplings with attentive and professional coddling. Regular tree trimmings promote growth, remove dead wood, and keep branches from grabbing nearby power lines. After trimmings, crowns grow lush and full, boosting backyard shade and the squirrel real-estate market. One hour is usually long enough to trim one large tree, but you can also put the value of today’s Groupon toward an all-day job to remove hazardous trees ($1,200) or take advantage of a variety of other tree services.
We offer an English riding program and facilities for hunters, jumpers & dressage horses & riders. We have a riding school, and during the summer we have summer camps available. We provide everything you need to make your horse back riding dreams come true. Perfect as a gift for that horse lover in your life!