I think we can honestly survive 100 degree plus temps better on a ranch. Less concrete, more trees and shade. I love the ranch life and in my perfect world I’d have a ranch a few hundred miles away from Dallas, our beach house in Maine, my beach condo in Florida on the Gulf coast, and then maybe something at a lake. That’s the only way to survive!
Today I want the Carter Ranch in Weatherford, Texas. Oh. My. God. This escape overlooks the Brazos River just one hour west of Fort Worth — piece of cake to drive. 63 glorious hilly acres hand-picked blade-by-blade by the developer of the famous Silverado on the Brazos gated community. There’s a great house (bedroom of corn cribs, pine floors throughout, vaulted ceilings, wrap porch with two fireplaces, salt water pool and spa), guest quarters, and equestrian nirvana for serious horse folks, like me! Listing price $4,495,000 with David Burgher over at Briggs Freeman, who is B-F’s ranch expert and knows more about Texas ranches than just about anyone. Anyhow, I am clamouring for an invitation to visit this spread and practice giddy-up. What do you think? What’s the best ranch you’ve seen?