Coming to Granite Bay-October 29th at Ricky Ranch

Pack up the kids and head over to Ricky Ranch Pumpkin Ranch in Granite Bay on Saturday, October 29th for a Harvest Celebration.

  • Pony rides at Tumbleweed Town at Ricky’s Pumpkin Ranch in Granite Bay.
  • Gentleman John J. Stills All-American Family Show.
  • Pumpkins.
  • BBQ by Bootleg BBQ Co.
  • Boutique items.
  • Picture opportunities amongst scarecrows, pumpkins, tractors, and hay stacks.

Gentleman John J. Stills All-American Family Show runs Saturday evening.
This show is produced by Lloyd Cooper aka Tumbleweed Pete an animal trainer for the motion picture business. The show is pleasing for all ages featuring a strong man, a man dressed in chimpanzee outfit along with rain, thunder and lightning with audience participation. A beautiful story time section with a dancing pony is included in the evening.

Lloyd has put together the show using a bunch of unwanted horses.

This show is bound to be a crowd pleaser.

Do you plan to attend? I would love you to leave a comment below….

Pony Rides, Picture Opportunities and Pumpkins at Ricky Ranch in Granite Bay

Even though I am an empty nester, I didn’t feel like it was Fall unless I went to a pumpkin patch. I chose to go to Ricky Ranch in Granite Bay. As soon as I arrived at the ranch, I was excited to see wide open places. The grounds were adorned by various shapes of pumpkins and scarecrows. Several tractors were on display for picture moments. One of the tractors was so old it had to be started with a hand crank!

Along one side of Ricky Ranch was rows of grapevines. I was told they make a mighty fine Zinfandel! Across the street from Ricky Ranch’s pumpkin patch is more property owned by Ricky Ranch with over twenty cows. I was told that kids of all ages make arrangements with Ricky Ranch to come feed the cows!

The animals were friendly and mild manner. Of the five ponies, two had just been rescued by Ricky Ranch. The pig was doing what pigs do…roll in the dirt! The chickens entertained the kids as they ran around in their chicken coop. Pony rides were available and guided by Lloyd Cooper for a $5 charge.

On the weekends, Bootleg BBQ Co. serves a variety of BBQ’d meats including pulled pork, stuffed jalapeno, and home made coleslaw.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin patch?

Happy Harvest!


Placer and Sacramento County Home Inspector – Gary Butcher

Are you looking for someone to do a home inspection for you?

Please meet Gary Butcher in this vlog. Gary is a Certified CREIA Home Inspector. He has been working with real estate agents in the Placer and Sacramento Counties for the past twelve years.

Contact Gary for any questions:

Gary Butcher
P.O. Box 2502
Granite Bay, CA 95746

Do you need help with your home purchase? I would love to help you! Please call me at 916-865-8759.

Your Real Estate Agent,


Faith’s Crepes in Granite Bay

From Faith's Crepes at Quarry Ponds in Granite Bay

It is not just about the crepes when you go to Faith’s Crepes in Granite Bay. It is also about the homemade pastries. Yummy flaky scones, croissants, muffins, and cookies. I think the next time I will drop by just to get some fresh pastries!

From Faith's Crepes at Quarry Ponds in Granite Bay

They have ice cold water in these cute bottles which are easy to reach to fill up your glass.

From Faith's Crepes at Quarry Ponds in Granite Bay

Grab an apple for your favorite teacher or just grab one for yourself!

From Faith's Crepes at Quarry Ponds in Granite Bay
From Faith's Crepes at Quarry Ponds in Granite Bay
From Faith's Crepes at Quarry Ponds in Granite Bay

Whether you are for looking sweet or savory crepes, a salad, sandwiches or pastries to go, there is one guarantee: You will probably want to go to the gym after you have indulged at Faith’s Crepes.

It is a wonderful day in the neighborhood!