by Michael dEstries
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The late, great singer Dan Fogelberg, who passed away last December at the age of 56, was a lover of nature on a grand scale. 

“I have been trying to live further and further away from cities and live my life in a way that is harmonious with nature,” Fogelberg said during an interview. “I’ve always been pretty much a hermit. I feel more comfortable when I’m not around people all of the time. The quest for any artist is to discover the truth and if that quest for truth involves trying to open some people’s eyes to the great myriad of environmental problems, then I hope I’m not alone in doing it.”

Fogelberg’s respect for the environment was reflected in the place he called home – a 610-acre ranch that’s now under contract for somewhere around $15 million. From the Journal,

“Dubbed ‘Mountain Bird Ranch,’ it comprises a four-bedroom main house with a greenhouse, a gym, and a professional recording studio; a caretaker’s house; and a studio apartment above a three-car garage. The property’s terrain includes many hills, creeks, lakes and ponds. There’s a 12-stall stable, riding arenas and other outbuildings.”

Sounds like a beautiful retreat to us. According to one source, the buyer — who owns other properties in Colorado — has no intention of developing the acreage. “His intention is to keep it as a ranch,” the real estate agent said. 

We’re sure that wherever Dan is, he’d be happy to hear that. 

via Wall Street Journal

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • wonderboy

    slow news day, eh?

  • http://www.landofyourdreams.com DuWayne Langseth

    Do you know what has held up the sale? I wish I had the cash laying around to buy it. Dan knew what he was doing living in that area. It’s spectacularly beautiful.