Welcome to La Panza Ranch, the cover property for this issue, located east of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles on the beautiful Central Coast of California. The award-winning La Panza Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil is harvested and processed with olives grown on the ranch, and the La Panza Ranch Honey is also produced by resident honey bees. LaPanzaRanch.com
La Panza Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil is processed from olives grown, harvested and milled on the ranch. Olives are brought to their state-of-the-art Alfa Laval mill within hours of being harvested, ensuring the freshest and best tasting olive oils. All of La Panza Ranch's olive oils meet or exceed the international standards for purity and quality.
The ranch is also home to resident honeybees which help produce the La Panza Ranch Honey. The bees visit secluded alcoves that are surrounded by indigenous wildflowers including wild buckwheat, blue curl and sage, to name a few. These industrious artisans spend their days crafting full-flavored honey with a just-right sweetness that is second to none.
Fisher Blacksmithing's hand-forged garden tools are handcrafted by Tuli Fisher in Bozeman, Montana. Each tool is built using traditional blacksmithing tools and techniques, and the result is an heirloom-quality garden tool that you won’t want to take your hands off of! This Heirloom Garden Set is a selection of three garden tools perfect for spring planting. You’ll receive a large planting trowel, a sickle section hoe (repurposed from a hay swather) and a three-tined garden rake. FisherBlacksmithing.com
In The Weekend Rancher, Texas real estate expert Matt Montgomery offers priceless advice to clients interested in owning a country property. In his extensive experience leading Brazos Ranch Group, Matt has become the go-to authority on the endless dos and don'ts of buying and running your own place in the country. Learn how to choose and purchase the perfect property, solve the most common ranch problems, turn your stressful weekend property into a relaxing getaway, stay safe on your ranch and protect and develop your investment, saving money along the way. Amazon.com
The Hummingbird Hammocks Ultralight Single Hammock is the lightest weight, smallest packing hammock on the market. It weighs less than a lemon and packs smaller than a coffee cup, holds up to 300 pounds and is designed by an FAA Certified Parachute Rigger. It brings parachute technology to the hammock industry for the first time. The Button Link attachment system contains no bulky or heavy metal parts, can be compressed into a small pack and is as easy to assemble as buttoning your pants. This hammock is so light and tiny when packed, you’ll feel weird not bringing one everywhere you go. HummingbirdHammocks.com
Ian Balding Surfboards' goal is simple—to make boards that provide a seamless connection to the wave. They believe the rider and board should flow together as a single unit, as if the board were an extension of the rider's body. They’re board builders, not just shapers—meaning, other than the first and most essential part of the equation, the shape, they also create the aesthetic through the art of glassing their boards in house. They pride themselves on designing and building boards that work, from their local beaches, to reefs, points and sandbars around the world. The boards are proudly made in North Carolina. IanBalding.com
The Ghosts of Frank and Jesse James is a lively collection of authentic ghost stories from the central coast of California featuring the infamous outlaws that once hid out on our cover story ranch, La Panza Ranch. Angus MacLean's writing is notable for its authentic flavor of early California, and a style that is vivid, entertaining and humorous. While out of print, this book is worth hunting down! Amazon.com
Wolfgang was created to celebrate the unique relationship between a dog and his people. They offer American-made leashes and collars for your pup using only the finest American leathers and textiles, plus a distinctive collection of wallets, belts and t-shirts for you. They build their products domestically, transport them minimally, and they’ll be replaced rarely. Use the Duck Blind Dog Leash to camouflage your dog from the mundane. Hide him from the plain. Highlight his or her doggy heritage. Celebrate the great outdoors and all that it has to offer. WolfgangUSA.com
Born in the late 1800s, and raised in the northern forests of Minnesota, Duluth Pack's mission is simple and straightforward: They provide premium handcrafted, American-made canvas and leather products with a lifetime guarantee on all craftsmanship and hardware. They are the oldest canvas and leather bag and pack-making company in the United States. An overnight hike along the Superior Hiking Trail or a quick minimalist canoe trip to your favorite back country locale doesn’t require a huge pack—Try simplifying your life and lightening your load with the always dependable Rambler Pack. DuluthPack.com
Salmon Sisters strives to tell the story behind wild Alaska seafood through quality products and design and to strengthen ocean stewardship amongst our community. Salmon Sisters gives one percent of sales to the Give Fish Project. Designed to keep female fishermen and boaters sure-footed on the water, these boots are waterproof, lightweight, comfortable and flexible. Inside is a custom-designed print covered in all five species of salmon caught in Alaska, as well as steelhead and rainbow trout. AKSalmonSisters.com