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What is living on a ranch like?

At one point or another, most of us have contemplated abandoning our busy lives in the suburbs or city and moving to a nice house in the countryside. For many people, living on a ranch is the ultimate dream. The clean air, open space and quiet would be considered an absolute luxury to any city dweller. 

The privacy is unparalleled as your closest neighbour could be over a mile away from your property. There is no need to worry about nosy neighbours or uninvited sales people knocking at your door. However, you must consider that you would more than likely be living outside of walking distance to the nearest supermarket or town. Adjusting to this kind of change when you are used to living in the thick of it all can be difficult but ranch life is all about growing, learning and adapting. Anyway, chances are you will have beautiful views which will more than make up for such drawbacks. 

The lifestyle of a ranch owner is very unique and nothing like a corporate job, so if that’s what you’re hoping to escape you’ve chosen wisely. You should be prepared to wake at sunrise, especially if you have animals to tend to. This is particularly important during the warmer months because you’ll want to avoid the heat. Having the sun beat down on you while working outdoors makes things even more intense. Aside from tending to your own animals, a ranch owner must also be aware of wild animals which can be detrimental to your livestock. 

After a big hearty breakfast, it is back out to tending to the animals and completing any other tasks. Cleaning barns and chopping wood are just a few of the tasks you would be faced with. While the work is fairly labour intensive and tiring, the fresh air and clean air is wonderful for your health. According to Ranch Partners, you can breathe easy with fewer pollutants and smoke. 

Being closer to nature is another major advantage of ranch life. Waking up to gorgeous views with the sound of chirping birds is sure to reconnect you to nature. The type of wildlife and plantlife depends on your surroundings. If your ranch is located close to a woodland, you can expect to encounter anything from squirrels to deer and everything in between. Living close to a river or lake, on the other hand, lets you see geese, ducks and other waterfowl. 

For many people, ranching is a way of life and they feel called to live on a ranch. It can be a very rewarding job and lifestyle. If this appeals to you, why not vacation on a ranch and discover whether it could be your calling!

If you have any questions or queries about ranch real estate in Northern California or any of our ranch property listings, do not hesitate to contact us at martinezranchre@gmail.com or by phone, on 530-949-4241.

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