ranching in california


Long-Lost Photos Reveal Life of Mexican Migrant Workers in 1950s America

1.  Portrait of Mexican farm laborer, Rafael Tamayo, employed in the United States under the Bracero Program to harvest crops on Californian farms, 1957. 

2.  Mexican farm workers, on a farm in California, 1957.

3.  Mexican laborers show their ‘permission to work’ papers in California, 1957.

4.  Mexican laborers in line at a reception depot for processing and assignment in El Centro, Calif., 1957.

5.  After the various medical examinations, the men are dusted with DDT.

6.  A Mexican farm laborer climbs a ladder under a date palm tree, California, 1957.

7.  Tamayo and his fellow workers take a break for food during their work day on a ranch in California, 1957.

8.  Tamayo relaxes with a fellow worker inside the temporary living quarters, California, 1957.


Last night’s supermoon appears as a huge, glowing orb over Cronan Ranch. At nearby Sutter’s Mill, the discovery of gold started the California gold rush. Now, the area is famous as one of the most popular whitewater rivers in the United States, and also features 12 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and bird watching. If you missed the moon last night, be sure to check out moonrise tonight, which is projected to be equally spectacular. Photo by Bob Wick, @mypubliclands.


Photographs of serial killer Leonard Lake’s remote ranch in Calaveras county, California, where he settled after skipping bail for a firearms violation . It was here that him and his partner in crime, Charles Ng, would take the people that they abducted, and where they would torture, sexually assault, rape and murder them.

It was on the grounds of this ranch that police managed to exhume 12 bodies, which consisted of at least two whole families. The women of these families had been tortured and sexually assaulted before their murders, while their husbands and children had been disposed of immediately. The police also found bodies of men that the pair had lured to the ranch and robbed, before murdering them.

Leonard Lake never faced a trial for these horrific crimes as he completed suicide shortly after he was apprehended, biting down on a cyanide pill that he brought with him to the police station.

anonymous asked:

hello! i tried looking through your awesome tag page, but i couldn't find any "farmer" tag or something along those lines and I was wondering if you know of any farmer themed sterek fics? where either one of them is a farmer. thanks!

I found some! - Anastasia

Originally posted by gameraboy

This tumblr fic. 

Stilinski Ranch: Part One by sexierthanyousterek (totallystereksexual)

(1/1 I 757 I Teen)

Derek is a new hand at the Stilinski Ranch in Beacon Hills, California. He has come far to get away from a dark past. Stiles is the son of the ranch owner, come home from school for the summer. What happens when Derek finds himself drawn to the younger male against his better judgement? 

The Wild Wind and the Hissing Rain by juniperjamboree 

(1/1 I 7,019 I Teen)

When his car breaks down and Derek takes him in for a few days, Stiles leaves his city slicker ways to learn a bit about what it means to live out in the country.

Hale’s Dairy and Berry by GeeGollyWiz13

(1/1 I 17,405 I Not Rated)

Stiles and Scott decide they need to get away for the weekend. Where the end up, a dairy and berry farm in the middle of god knows where, seems like the perfect place to spend the weekend.

 Mail Order Stiles by Green

(1/1 I 17,489 I Explicit)

Stiles laughs. “The day I become a mail-order bride is the day I eat my hat.”

“You don’t even wear a hat.“

“I’ll buy a hat for the occasion,” Stiles says. “A white one with a veil.”

(Stiles doesn’t eat a hat, but that’s just because he’s too busy with his new husband, his five children, his new husband’s ex, and a deadly feud with the neighboring ranch)

Stiles’ Ultimate Gift by LillianDeLooney

(14/14 I 44,529 I Explicit)

Stiles is a spoiled brat who’s sent away to the Hale Family Farm to learn a lesson in respect and hard work. Naturally, he isn’t happy about it, but that changes when he meets a very special little girl and her amazing father …

“What about you Stiles?” Derek’s daughter, Kenny, asks innocently. “Are you gay?”

He chokes on his own spit and quickly downs the remainder of his coke, ignoring the blush stretching from his head all the way to his chest.

“I ah,” he clears his throat awkwardly and rubs a hand over his neck. “I might be?”

She sends him a knowing little smile and nods. “Good.”

~ A story about how to live life, not how to spend it.

Holding On & Letting Go by SuperfluousEmi, Winchesterek

(11/ I 48,780 I Explicit)

Derek Hale is an Alpha without a pack, on the move with memories haunting his footsteps. When he answers an unusual ALPHA WANTED ad, he finds himself somewhere unexpected, finally able to rebuild a family and his hope for the future.

Just wanted to let you know how I feel about libraries. I have had a library card since I was 4 years old and could print my name and I am now 81!!  Yes, I buy books and I use my local library (Stevenson Ranch County Library) in Valencia, California as well. This library is incredibly beautiful, well stocked and has many assets available to the community.  Whenever I go there, I see students and adults using many of the computers available to visitors.  They have a fantastic children’s section, which my granddaughter brings her two children to frequently.  In addition, my granddaughter said that her son (age 7) and her daughter (age 4) are so excited when she tells them that it is the day to visit the library.  Many residents of the Santa Clarita Valley are hard working people who unfortunately cannot afford to buy their own computers.  It is so wonderful that the library can give them the opportunity to not only use computers for job searches, research services in the community that are available but to also enrich their lives through the books, movies and documentaries that are available to borrow.  It is imperative that financial support from the government continue to fund all libraries in our country.”

— Barbara Cloud, Valencia, California

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Follow Your Arrow

((running behind today, sorry)) 

for @dexrarepairweek Some Trans!Dex and Farmer 

title from Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves

 Dex spends the summer on his uncle’s boat. It’s like every single year. Only this time, there are places he’d rather be. Like a brownstone in New York or a townhouse in California. Sometimes, he thinks about this nebulous ranch style home in Southern California. He thinks about what he would do if he weren’t so chickenshit scared. Maybe he’d ask Nursey for pointers on how to woo a girl. The shitty part of his mind wonders if he should know how to do that. He was raised to like pink and think that all he was worth was what he was going to put towards making a family someday for a man who mattered. That was, at least until his parents divorced. Then life got easier. His mom opened up more, Dylan was less of an asshole, and it felt like he could finally be himself. There was some odd sense of responsibility he had whenever he thought of his father. It’s why he named himself after him. It’s why he tried to replicate so much of Dylan’s childhood, paying for equipment for a sport he wasn’t really sure about by working odd jobs for his uncles. But the older he got, the longer he was out and away from his father, the less he felt that need. But there was the part of him that hated being bisexual in high school. The part that told him maybe he was just a lesbian and why is he trying so hard to be a gay guy?

He groans as he takes off his binder at the end of the day. This summer he’s saving for his top surgery. Just like last year, and the year before. He’s close, though. Part of him just feels lighter knowing that he’s doing hard work every day for something he wants. He’s got all of his adult life to be soft in an air conditioned office all day. Toiling away at code wearing the same t-shirts for days on end.

He thinks about a nebulous ranch style home in Southern California. He thinks about arepas, telenovelas, and an australian shepherd dog that barks too much. He remembers what Nursey told him when they first started this…polyamory thing.

“You’re under no obligation to date them. As long as you’re chill with me doing it, we’re solid.”

That idea was thrown out the window after a few weeks. Because Chris is nothing but a good guy. And of course he had to be such a good metamour that suddenly Dex had feelings. Which was annoying to admit, but better in the long run.

With Caitlin it was different. It was acknowledging years of internalized transphobia. It was feeling like he couldn’t have this partner because it was like going stealth. Like maybe it was trying to force normality on an already too different life.

He thinks about long brunette hair swaying to Kacey Musgraves in the kitchen. He thinks about the way they work seamlessly in the kitchen. He thinks about how she taught him to love cooking again. Not because he needs to cook, but because he can make something good. Maybe Nursey taught him how to think, and Chris taught him how to love. But Caitlin taught him how to smile.

Dex picks up his phone and dials a number he’s only used once before.

She picks up on the third ring, “Hey, Dex.”

He grins so hard he thinks his teeth will ache in the morning. “Hey. Got a minute to catch up?”

“Yeah, for sure,” she responds excitedly. “Let me find somewhere quiet.”

“Chill.” He groans the second that word leaves his lips. He’s never going to live that down.

She giggles. It reminds him of summer rain, refreshing yet warm. He already knew he was a goner for her. He didn’t know that meant coming up with cheesy metaphors. Nursey would be proud. Maybe he should write them something later to prove he can be romantic.

“Y’know, I really missed you,” Caitlin admits. “I’m glad you called.”

“Yeah,” he hums. “Me too.”


Natalie: Finding Family 

Sometimes it takes a while to feel like you are home — especially if the first few tries didn’t work.

A very tiny cow named Natalie had a rough start finding her way. First of all, she was taken away from her mother and transported, along with other young cattle, to a farm in Massachusetts.  

Harris Ranch feedlot in California. The feedlot that Natalie and her friends escaped from was not this large, but it was a stopover, as this one is (and as all feedlots are) — a place to fatten up cattle so they are ready for sale.

She and two other calves were being transported to be raised in a feedlot. (These are farms, or even just buildings, where cattle are fattened up to be sold for slaughter.) On this feedlot, the tiny little family made a break for it and took off during a snowstorm just over a year ago.

Natalie on the run in a photo by Jenn Ferreira. Very sad and very lonely.

This family was going to be split up no matter what, because they were on a feedlot — but they were the only family Natalie currently had. So the three runaways, for a short time, were free and together.

Sadly, this ended when the other calves were hit by vehicles and perished. Natalie was definitely alone, very frightened, and in need of rescue. 

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