California Ranch for Sale – 1898! Jim Humphrey rode over the Sierra’s and started the Humphrey Ranch and it has been in the same family ever since. The Pioneers took up the very best. For the first time in 113 years this ranch is offered for sale. The ranch runs in one unbroken block from USFS lands in the Sierra’s down to the shores of Honey Lake. 1 1/2 man, 400 cow operation says a lot if you know ranches. McDermott Creek starts on the ranch and ends on the ranch at the lake. The ranch owns all the water from this creek. Great irrigation well, 3,000 GPM, 610′ deep with a 14″ casing. The pump is driven by a diesel motor and the water drives two 147 acre center pivots. The central portion of the ranch is hay meadows, rock formations of large granite boulders and scattered pines. This is where the HQs is located. The lower portion of the ranch is level to rolling and is all good sandy loam soils. This is where the farmland and center pivots are located. One house is on a spring and the other one could be. The older house was built in 1900. The other house is brick with McDermott Creek running beside the yard and providing water for the corrals. None of this ranch is in the Williamson Act or Ag Preserve.