I grew up in the outskirts of Salinas, CA, an area fueled by agriculture and livestock. Throughout the years I watched cattle meander down the trails alongside the highway and sheep graze along the hillsides. This interplay of nature co-existing alongside daily life always fascinated me and I deeply missed it when I moved to Silicon Valley. In January of 2015, for my birthday weekend, we traveled up to Spring Hill Ranch in Petaluma, CA where I got to work alongside the family running the ranch and snap a few pictures. It was a spectacular adventure to say the least!
I’ve always thought of myself more of a hands-on type of person, so rather than just observing the activity around the ranch prior to taking pictures it was a treat to get to actually work a weekend on the ranch loading the feed, riding the tractor through the pasture, and grooming the show Highlands. I even managed to overcome the horrible fact of having to wake up at 5:00am! I look forward in the coming years to get to shadow some of the wonderful Texas farmers, ranchers and craftsmen to document their skill and my adventures.