rural real estate
Country life On 300 acres in rural Sloughhouse, Ca. What a joy it is to walk this land. It is the constant discovery of a new tree or wildflower. The smell of the different grasses brings back so many childhood memories for me. I used to hike out into the open pastures where my horse was grazing. The wonderful smells of those days many decades ago come back like yesterday. Numerous birds are in the trees, busy calling out and welcoming the beginning and end of each day. Nature is miraculous.
This new listing is priced at $1.1 million with a 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Yes, it is country life On 300 acres in rural Sloughhouse, Ca. The location is private but close to Ione Rd, off the Jackson Highway. EZ access to Sutter Creek and Jackson. Also, the world-class equestrian center at Rancho Murieta is close by. Did you think you could find such a nice size farm for this affordable price? This won’t last.
Rural life with a mouse always keeps it interesting. Everyone has their mouse catching stories, from humor to sheer yuck! So my sister — unable to have an indoor cat to do mouse patrol because she’s extremely allergic — has tried various methods with extreme results. In her last home, someone in the neighborhood had used rodent poison and she ended up with one dead mouse decaying in a wall with a horrible smell. Not sure which wall, it became a hit and miss to locate and eradicate the corpse. Kind of like whack-a-mole.
Is team roping a hobby to some or is it a second career to others? This photo is a picture of my son, J.T. Bradley, roping the horns of the steer; he is called the header. The heeler lassos the two hind feet (hooves). This is a timed event. If the heeler only ropes one hoof, a 5-point penalty is issued. Now each rider has a score, based on skill level. The teams are put together by a combined score. You always are not roping with the same partner; this depends on if your attempt received a score. If the team fails no score for the attempt.
Multiple counter offers and rural property often go hand-in-hand. Of course, that depends on the price point. We listed a property just under two acres with nearby freeway access in a lovely area with RD2 zoning. It has gas, electric, and a water meter to the property. We have 5 offers and more expected.
RD2 zoning is a big plus as it stands for 2 homes per property and an accessory dwelling unit. There is a paved frontage road and fenced green pastures. There are old structures that are tear-downs, just perfect for building your custom home. Our phones have not stopped ringing. If you want to own your piece of the Wild Wild West, drive-by Verner Ave in Sacramento.
Mixing Auburn rural real estate and Mexican longhorn was quite an experience yesterday. I went to visit my son, J.T., after working in the area. He said, why don’t you come over to see my cows at the 100 acres I lease? Sure, I said, thinking: nice photo opportunity. Little did I know, we would be having an adventure.
He loaded up his 4-wheel drive vehicle in the back his horse trailer and off we went. Upon arrival he said, why are my cows looking at me from the neighbor’s property? Yes, the cows had escaped. So, JT, his girlfriend, Leslie, and myself were off chasing cows. I was later given gate duty.