of our land

Early History

We proudly preserve a Federally Registered “Indigenous People’s” site which holds significant evidence of past human activity. The site stands as a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples who once thrived in this area, offering a glimpse into their enduring presence on the land.

Mexico and Manifest Destiny

The 11-acre Hydeout ranch was once a part of the original Mexican Land Grant and subsequently the Sonoma Pueblo. In the late 1800’s, the ranch was occupied by participants in the Oregon Trail emanating from Missouri, and later some descendants of the Donner Party. In the early 1900’s the ranch was home to hay farming and fruit orchards.    Click here to read about the brave immigrants to Sonoma in the 1880’s and their history with the ranch.

Horse Breeding

In the 1980’s, then-named Saddle Rock Ranch operated an Arabian horse breeding program with many colts and fillies born in the ‘birthing barn’, now known as “The Cabin.”.

Modern Day

The ranch is in a constant state of growth, stress, and rest through the deployment of countless projects, all while surviving drought, fire, and wind events.

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