The vision of Walk’n Y Ranch was designed to fulfill one person’s dream. Now that dream continues on in a new form. The Walk’n Y Ranch was given a facelift in 2010 and has become home for wonderful tenants.
The loft above the barns is home to Mary. She works at a local veterinary hospital. Mary takes comfort knowing she lives in the loft above her horse, pony, and mule!
Mary Ann has been documenting the growth of one of the Walkn’y Ranch’s “Agave americanas”, also known as a “century plant”. Although it is called a century plant, it typically lives only 10 to 30 years. It has a spread of around 6–10 ft with gray-green leaves of 3–5 ft long, each with a prickly margin and a heavy spike at the tip that can pierce deeply. Near the end of its life, the plant sends up a tall, branched stalk, laden with yellow blossoms, that may reach a total height of up to 25–30 ft tall. The Agave americanas die after flowering, but produces suckers or adventitious shoots from the base, which continue its growth!