The view from the kitchen door looking across toward the garage. The ground was wet from the rain, but the view was so beautiful that I had to get a photo.
The mansion was damaged by an earthquake and Phil is slowly bringing it back to its former glory. The oak room has hand hewn oak railroad trestle wood used in its construction. It's possible to stand up inside the fire place.
An ancient dam controls the stream that runs through the property. We drove to the dam in a 4 wheel drive Sportage, the anti-Range Rover, or as Phil calls it, the "POS." We got out of the car and walked down to the stream bed through the rain.
On the way back to the mansion we encountered Phil's herd of black cows and calves. This picture was taken through the windshield.