Pie Ranch. The name is enough, right? A good friend invited us to come along with him and his pug to the ranch’s monthly barn dance in Pescadero, CA. He knows the farm apprentices really well so we also wound up camping over and pitching in a hand with the morning vegetable and fruit harvest. We also were lucky enough to have pancakes after the morning work that were made with the wheat they harvested. Wonderful. A really open and warm community, I miss them already.



I would encourage all of you to go over to check out the Pie Ranch website. They’re a non-profit that works to bring urban and rural communities together with an emphasis on showing people the source of their food. They bring teens from neighboring cities out to the farm and teach them how to harvest and then transform the harvest into, well – pie. They even harvested enough wheat this year for over 2500 pie crusts!

There’s so much that I want to say about the night and day I just spent there but I truly can’t put into words how I feel about this special place yet. So here are a few more pictures for you.


The chickens were in mobile coops so they could fertilize a whole field before it was planted. There were two fields for the chickens to work on!


I can’t imagine how much work it was to harvest the wheat….

The ranch is in the shape of two slices of pie. This is the second slice.

And finally…. the sign in the barn says it all!