underwood ranches

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

The last couple weeks have been very productive and exciting!  I’ve been in studio shooting small projects and planning for some larger ones coming up soon.  With all that studio and computer time, I’ve been missing the summer sun, outside exercise, and what’s going on outside the four walls of the studio.

A couple weekends ago, I woke up not knowing what was on my agenda and very indecisive, so much so that I couldn’t figure out what to eat or wear for the day.  I think I had cabin fever in the summer, if that’s possible.  I needed a mental health day to regroup and refocus.  Zoning out with the t.v. just wasn’t cutting it for me.

I’ve been bookmarking farms that I’ve wanted to visit and are fairly close to Los Angeles, some of which offer U-Pick or farm tours for the kids.  A farm visit is exactly what I needed!  I packed my backpack and camera gear, headed out with Siri on my phone telling me ‘head north on the I-5 N to the CA-118 W to the Memorial Highway to the CA-23 S, and an hour later…arrived at destination’.  Phew!  It wasn’t too bad of a drive, I’ve had worse!

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

The property has to be well over 100 acres (just a rough guess).  I had such a great day just me and my camera walking all over, watching the workers pick green beans, radishes, and potatoes.  They also offer U-Pick and with it being the summer, the ranch was packed with little kids and their family.  It was fun to watch the little ones get so excited about picking strawberries and playing in the dirt.

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

Underwood Ranch | Leslie Grow Photography

It was a great day to be outside, breathing in the fresh country air.  I came back completely exhausted and sunburnt, but revitalized and rejuvenated!  I also picked some strawberries for myself…you’ll see them in a post soon.

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