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Its a Whale of a Good Time

There’s more whales in the Monterey Bay this season than we can remember!  Come out to Sand Rock Farm and take an ocean adventure with Sanctuary Cruises.
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The Traveling Red Chair Visits Sand Rock Farm

Jul 21st, 2014 by kris | 0

The Red Chair paid Sand Rock Farm a visit this week and was welcomed on the deck for the start of another adventure. Though it has traveled near and far from East to West, the Red Chair has never helped with a wedding until this weekend. The Red Chair made a stop in the Redwood […]

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We Love Weddings!

May 21st, 2014 by kris | 1

We love weddings at Sand Rock Farm! We have them almost every week. Each is special and unique. We couldn’t wait to show off a few new pictures from a recent wedding. Succulents grown by the bride’s mother were highly featured. They were both centerpieces and favors! What a great idea! The couple chose to […]

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Weather is Fabulous!!!

May 2nd, 2014 by kris | 0

Santa Cruz and Aptos are buzzing these days. Weather is fabulous! At Sand Rock Farm we are welcoming guests coming to the Coast to hike, bike, taste the wines, enjoy the ocean and our gardens, fountains, trees and meadows. Flowers are blooming, bees are gathering nectar, and birds are chirping making nests. Mother’s Day is […]

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Spring Sprang and Summer is here!

Mar 23rd, 2014 by kris | 4

Spring Sprang and Summer is here. I am thinking June in April!!!! What a fabulous time to visit Sand Rock Farm and our part of the Central Coast. I looked around this morning and saw the fog we call June gloom. (This is still March!!) The sun is shining now on the wild roses in […]

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Hummingbirds, Harbinger of Spring

Feb 23rd, 2014 by kris | 0

A flash of color, a whir of wings flitting hither and yon, and you know the hummingbirds are here. Flashing their iridescent colors to communicate with each other, they are tiny but mighty and back in the Santa Cruz area from their winter in southern California and Mexico. Plant any salvia, columbine, or other deep […]

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Eggs from dancing chickens?

Jan 26th, 2014 by kris | 0

Eggs from dancing chickens? They are tastier than you can imagine!! All manner of egg sizes, brown and white, cage free and organic are available at Glaum Egg Ranch up Valencia Rd a mile, across Freedom Blvd from Sand Rock Farm. Since the first Glaum in the business built a model “Poultry Farm” in Nebraska […]

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Holidays are Over!!!

Jan 9th, 2014 by kris | 1

Is there anything sadder than taking down that fragrant wreath you put up early in December? The boughs that were so brightly lit winding around the banister down the stairs have crumbled. Though the tree in the living room is still brightly lit, and fragrant, it too will come down this week. Good by till […]

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Monarchs at Natural Bridges

Dec 22nd, 2013 by kris | 0

What would winter be in Santa Cruz without the migrating Monarchs! Beginning in early October through the end of January, Monarch Butterflys stop off in Santa Cruz on their flight from Northern cooler climbs. Monarchs will rest, and nest in the same eucalyptus grove every year. When the sun is out, the Monarchs flit through […]

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Holidays are Here Again

Dec 18th, 2013 by kris | 0

Holidays are Here Again – at Sand Rock Farm and your home, too! Finding that right tree, big or small is always a challenge. We go out every year right after Thanksgiving and look for the tree that fits in front of the Victorian mirror in the living room. It needs to be tall enough, […]

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Fall Passport

Nov 16th, 2013 by kris | 0

This weekend, November 15th, you will want to get a very special Passport. The Passport from the Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Association will grant you access to over 30 wineries in the hills and mountains surrounding Aptos and Santa Cruz . A not to miss event. Some of the wineries are only open for Passport. […]

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