|Don Places Sikes Ranch|
Contents: Income | Crop Fields | Crop Acres | Assessment - Tax Parcels | Soil Map | Timothy Farming | Land Prices | Area Data | Ranch Details | Almonds | Contacts:
The Sikes Ranch was established by my great grandfather, Jonathan Sikes, in 1869 and has been in the family ever since.
It was farmed by Jonathan his son Alvin and his son Jack until Jack's untimely death from polio.
It was not irrigated so dry crops, wheat, barley and oats were grown.
In 1953 another local farmer took it over on a share crop arrangement, where the family got a share of the profits. It was leveled and large wells dug to irrigate it. Initially sugar beets were grown.
Now crops include tomatoes, alfalfa, wheat, sunflowers, peppers, beans, lupin.
See historical notes at our genealogy page cafamilies.org
Wells: 1. 1953 40 HP 2. 1953 75 HP 1,470 gpm 3. 2008 100 HP 16" 470 ft
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Dustin and Bill for information included above.
Parcel 0111-060-10 is where the old house and barns were located.
Description on Deeds:
Note this description, which is on deeds, is wrong and inconsistent with parcels in the assessors map. The correct descriptions are:
Parcel 1 - The NE quarter of the NE quarter of Section 4, Township 7 North, Range 2 East, Mount Diablo base and meridian. (parcel map)
Parcel 2 - The W half and the SE quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 4, Township 7, North, Range 2 east, mount Diable base and meridian. (parcel map)
Parcel 3 - The SE quarter of Section 33, Township 8 N., Range 2 E., Mount Diablo base and meridian. (parcel map)
- Custom Soil Resource Report for the Sikes Ranch provided by - NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service - USDA.
- USDA Service Center Locator 810 Vaca Valley Parkway Vacaville CA - (707) 448-0106
- Web Soil Survey | websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov
- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Science Division | www.nrcs.usda.gov/
See Ranch Details for more.
Co Rd 27 & Rd 89 Winters 2018 80 acres $1,360,000 $17,000/acre
7689 Becker Rd., Dixon, CA (north of Sikes Ranch) 171 acres - $3,925,000 - $23,000/acre
8288 Runge Rd, Dixon Timothy shops - 317 acres - listed at $6,700,000 - $21,000/acre (It's under contract. Sold for less than that but Dustin didn't know how much.)
Liberty Island Ranch 8 miles south on Sikes Rd. - house and 80 acres
2 3 Bdrm homes, large metal bldg., class 3 soil, Bass pond, domestic well, district water - $1,750,000 - $12,500/acre excluding houses.
See Tom's Almond Growing Folder on Google Drive
Solano County Farm Bureau
Landowners Guide To Leasing Land for Farming - Land For Good
USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has information on farm rates, but all I could find was Sunflowers.