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Hopeful Hill Ranch is a diverse 28 acres that includes horse pastures, ponds, meadows, mixed oak and confer forests, and Deer Creek. We use solar energy to power our ranch operations.

Recipients of the Nevada County Conservationist of the Year Award

The ranch has been used for educational seminars and workshops on pond care, pasture management, irrigation, rural road maintenance, and ranch management. We have also hosted chicken tours for small groups and school children.

Kentucky Flat Firewise Community

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Map of Our Community
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[Firewise Assessment]

Community Risk Assessment
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[Firewise Action Plan]

Firewise Action Plan
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Nevada County Coalition of Firewise Communities
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Nevada County Firesafe Council
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Starbright Acres at Hopeful Hill

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Starbright Acres Family Farm, a local CCOF Certified Organic farm, has a satellite operation at Hopeful Hill Ranch.
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Ranch Projects


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NID Pipeline

[Pond renovation]

Pond Renovation
[The meadow and pond after reforestation]


First Harvest

Rainbow Eggs

Compost Bin

Pond Workshop

Well Pump

The Tree Cutting


[Fourth of July]

[second graders meet the horses]

Farm Tours

Ranch Tour

Ranch Class

[Irrigation Block]

Irrigation Blocks
[Scotch Broom]

Scotch Broom

The handouts from Janey's Backyard Chickens at the Rough & Ready Grange:
Chicken Breeds - - - Top Layers - - - Sample Chicken Houses - - - Chicken Housing - - - Raising Chicks

Ranch Scenes

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The Ranch in the News

Farmers Seek Marketing Basics

Nevada County's whimsical CEO (PDF)

Property Owners Land Kudos

Homeowners collect cash with solar panels

The Poohbah's staying power

Green Acres 101: City slickers try the simple life

County's agricultural production largely stays here

The Ranchhands

The Ranchhands make time to do other things and hope you will support their efforts:
Mr. Ranchhand is President emeritus of Nevada County Grown.
and The Grand Poohbah of Poohbah Industries
Mrs. Ranchhand is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for Gold Country Wildlife Rescue
and a former Director of Nevada County Resource Conservation District
For comments and inquiries send an email to: The Ranchhands
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