Sharing some of the photos from my visit to ReRide Ranch in Lake Hughes, California.
Boris, he loves apples
I remember contacting Mr. Ayers around September 2010, to see if one day I could stop by the ranch and take some photos, but then time passed by and for one reason or another it wasn’t until a few weeks ago when I was able to stop by.
It’s been a long time since I had been that close to these type of animals. It was truly an amazing experience, especially being able to spend a few minutes seeing the beautiful and playful new babies, which I was told are an exotic mix of Berkshire, Yorkshire and Hampshire, I might be wrong, but I will try to confirm this information.
One thing that I immediately sense while at the ranch, was the love they have for their animals.
Lefty Ayers keeping a loving eye on the babies.
We had the opportunity to see how the baby pigs shared a tub of sour cream….and their cute sour cream mustaches after they were done eating
Meet Mr. Berkshire….
Vicki Ayers with one of the horses at the ranch… this is not a posed photo, I was walking around talking with Lefty when I noticed this nice moment….
ReRide is located in a semi remote and beautiful area of Lake Hughes, about one hour north of Los Angeles.
The ranch is run by Lefty and Vicki Ayers, both of them are as nice as they can be, very welcoming, humble and dedicated to their animals.
This is Charlotte, name given to her by Lefty’s granddaughter.
We had a great time at ReRide Ranch, it was a real pleasure meeting Vicki and Lefty. We visited for a little less than an hour, but it was enough to feel the peace and the love shared by The Ayers.
Lefty and Vicki run the ranch themselves and care for their animals. For now their focus at ReRide is to raise naturally grown, pasture raised pigs. Their pigs are fed milk and crops from the San Joaquin Valley, they also eat plenty of apples from the orchard at the ranch. These pigs live under the oaks, and along with their special formula they also eat acorns fallen from the trees. ~ There are many future plans for ReRide apart of raising Berskshire Pigs. Cowboy dinners, barbecues, music, fun days at the ranch, and they hope for their business to grow as the people around becomes more aware of the ReRide operation. ~ They have a great product, sustainably raised animals, if you ever need to buy a pig, this is the place to go.
I have to thank Vicki and Lefty for letting me visit their ranch, for sharing their story, and for letting me candidly photograph them and their animals.
Truly a great pleasure!
** You can see just a few more photos here: http://tinyurl.com/rerideranchlakehughes