Bohlman Paradise: Features
Our horse was free to roam about 2.5 of our 3.73 acres. The barbed wire fence keept her from roaming the neighborhood. Most is planted with pasture mix, and is irrigated when needed. The property grows enough grass to provide about half the feed for one horse, who also serves as automatic mower and fertilizer. Closing two gates divides this in half. Two smaller corral areas can also be closed.
We no longer have our horse. Our property is available for at least short-term boarding and pasturing of horses. The barbed-wire fencing would need to be repaired and upgraded to contain a horse who really wants to get out. We can handle routine feeding most of the time, but will not commit to it on a permanent basis. We want to stay free to travel. The horse owner(s) retain primary responsibility for care, feeding, and adaptation to changing weather.
The garage/barn has a horse stall with a very sturdy beam for a hoist and a separate room for hay storage (at least 50 bales).
The area is known to local farriers, veterinarians, and hay suppliers.
Bohlman ends at the El Sereno preserve of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, which permits equestrians, pedestrians, and bicyclists. We also have permission from many of our neighbors to hike and ride the trails on their property.
I have been a licensed amateur radio operator (W6NJR) for decades. This is a truly ideal QTH for ham radio. I have talked simplex on 2 meters with a handy-talkie all over Silicon Valley and beyond, into the Sierras. A repeater located here would cover the entire Bay area. It's a quiet RF area, and there's plenty of room for all manner of antennas. I've operated Field Day here several times and done well. At 2400 feet elevation, it's the highest ground in nearly all directions. A steel tower sits unused, waiting for a beam. Location details:
- 37.2242° N latitude
- 122.0356° W longitude
- grid square CM87xf