With Earth Day approaching we have been thinking about what it means to have a day dedicated to our collective home and recognize Mother Nature’s resilience. As many of you know, in August 2020 the ranch was the site of a large fire, an event that has become an integral part of our story. While there were certainly many challenges associated with a fire of this size and its aftermath, witnessing how the land is recovering has been a source of hope for us and those who visit the ranch.
We love seeing the patches of purple lupine flowering beneath the stands of burnt oak and the lush fields of green grass covering the burnt soil to protect it. Giving the land the time and opportunity to heal has shown quick results. It is easy to get sucked into the doom and gloom of climate change, but we know the capacity of regenerative land management to restore ecosystems. On this Earth Day let’s remember that the Earth is not only something precious that needs to be protected but that it is also our greatest ally in returning to a stable climate.