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WE WELCOME YOU!

A brand new baby.

Sunflower Ranch is located just outside of Elizabeth, Colorado at the transition from the high plains prairie to the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. We sit at an elevation of 7,000 feet, where the clear night sky is alive with the twinkling of thousands of brilliant stars. We experience the piercing cold of a January blizzard and the lazy, dry heat of a Colorado afternoon in July. Our western boundary is dense Ponderosa pine forest and on our east lies the dry land, short grass prairie. Denver is just over 30 minutes away and we can be skiing and hobnobbing in Vail in a little over 2 hours.

We live here with our Gaited Foundation Spanish Mustangs; Wyoming Dove, Sorpresita, Don Dakotah, Alegria, Blue Dove, Dakotah Blue and Ceruleo's Night Hawk plus our pretty little BLM mare Sunflower. There is also our full size BLM donkey, Donkeyhotey and his two little mini-donkey pals Rucio and Sancho. We are joined by our border collie mix, Louie, a gray tabby cat formally known as Salvation but who is always called Sal and a few New Jersey Red chickens that give us all the fresh, brown eggs we can handle.  Our pond is stocked with bluegill and perch and, when it's really hot outside with a couple of old folks taking a cooling dip.


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In the summer we’re blessed with grasshoppers, flies, spiders, tiger salamanders, rock lizards, bull snakes, rattlesnakes and various other creepy crawlies, but also with strikingly beautiful blue birds, melodious meadowlarks, iridescent green hummingbirds, bright yellow goldfinches, nattering blue jays, magpies, crows and even a pair of nesting golden eagles. Our pastures are shared by deer, pronghorn, skunks, weasels, rabbits, foxes, porcupines, turkeys and the old trickster himself...the coyote.

We were thoroughly city people who followed our hearts rather than our heads and ended up here, at the Sunflower Ranch We're glad you stopped by!

Paul & Lynn

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did." ~T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia) The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

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