Please Don't Evict the Horses

© Martha R. Mazon

Please Don

Uploaded: July 07, 2020 | Entered: July 07, 2020 08:12:40


Horses at Mission Bell Farms in Sonoma. The 2.7 acre farm, one block from the Sonoma plaza, has been on the market for a few years now. It is the last undivided parcel from General Vallejo's original map of the city of Sonoma. In addition to its well known Clydesdale pasture, the Farm has two barns and a historic 1880's farmhouse. A local trust tried to raise enough money to buy and maintain the property as a working farm, but was only able to raise about half of the offering price of 7.6 million. If purchased by a private buyer, the historic property would most likely be developed into a large number of densely packed residential dwellings.

Exif: Camera: Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Shutter Speed: 1/125; Aperture: f/5.6; ISO: 100; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:07:07 08:03:25


Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 07, 2020

Those horses look really sad! Excellent capture, Martha! #1742365

Terry Korpela level-deluxe July 07, 2020

Nicely Done Martha! #11816405

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 07, 2020

Great story to go along with this awesome capture, Martha. Not a very big farm for sure. #11816408

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic July 07, 2020

Wonderful capture Martha!, Poor horses! #11816445

Oscar J. Pung level-classic July 08, 2020

Great shot Martha and poignant message. It would be a shame to see this turned into MacMansions. Any chance the State would step in? #11816550

Martha R. Mazon level-classic July 08, 2020

Thanks for the comments, folks! The state won't help...but the city did chip in a substantial amount. Unfortunately it wasn't enough. Still hoping a savior will pop up! It's such a special property and adds to the charm of the town. #11816589

Terry Cervi level-classic July 08, 2020

I sure hope the farm can be saved, what a shame it would be to lose it. Poor horses! A fine shot, Martha! #11816745

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