Update August 11, 2023 10:12 AM
Last night, I saw the brightest shooting star of my life at around 9:30 PM or so. Interesting thing? I don’t think it was a Perseid. It appeared to be moving from the east to the west. Super bright. Super fast. I tried again at 3 in the morning and saw a few Perseids, but we had some scattered clouds.
All is go for this evening. See you soon.
Update August 8, 2023 6:34 PM
I honestly didn’t think our second parking lot would sell out as fast as it did. It’s gone. We have about 190 vehicles (cars, vans, RVs) coming this Saturday night. We really wish we could open up more of our parking areas, but in the summer slow season we’re short of staff, so we want to keep you safe. We have heard good things about Joshua Tree, Bishop, (Eastern Sierras) and some of the Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear locations. You might also try our nephew Devon Riley’s place at Los Rios Rancho. They might be persuaded to open up for the evening.
Update August 8, 2023
Only 12 parking passes left. (Yikes!)
Update August 7, 2023
We sold out the whole roadside parking lot, so we decided to open up the parking area near the packing shed and offer a shuttle down to the tavern area. See the main details below in the August 1 update.
Update August 1, 2023
Okay, here’s the deal..
We will be OPEN August 12, 2023 for star watching the Perseid Meteor Shower.
The bakery/tavern grill will be open with our regular menu from 6PM – 10 PM
Guests May remain on the grounds until 1 AM
$5 Car, $10 Van, $20 RV/Bus Online
($10, $15, $25 On Site)
Bring a blanket and/or camp chairs
Bring extra clothing if it gets chilly
All animals must be well-behaved and on a leash
No sound systems. Quiet hours enforced
Please no outside food
Watch children at all times: wild animals and ponds
A guest recently asked if she could bring her kids up to watch the Perseid meteor shower on August 12. When our children were small, we did this as a family out on the green, so we thought we would open the farm for the evening and serve star-watching food.
Details to be announced, but we know you’ll need: a blanket or camp chairs, spare warm clothing if it gets cold, extra vigilance keeping the children together. (We really do have black bears and mountain lions). Arrive hungry and thirsty. The tavern/bakery/grill will be open.
I took these pictures last night (July 18, 2023) at around 9:30 PM. It looks like our southern sky has a bit more light pollution than our northern sky, but if our past is any indication, and the weather is good, we should be able to see some heavenly fireworks.
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This post was written by Jim Riley