Michael and Marian Sanders are the owners of the Sanders Ranch which is 1-1/2 acres of pastureland located on S. West Avenue in Easton, California. The ranch is a goat farm with a few other animals thrown in. There are the herd of goats, naturally, the Sanders’ lone cow, Moo, a couple of sheep, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and in the spring, a new batch of turkeys will be added to the menagerie.
Michael Sanders is father to Shelley Sanders and foster father to the various boys and girls staying at the Sanders Ranch. He loves Aunt Marian and indulges her.
Michael or Uncle Mike as he was known to the kids on the ranch liked his quiet time. He would get impatient with all the noise that accompanied kids playing and having fun. He wanted dinner on time and he wanted to relax in the evening watching TV or reading. The Angels knew to keep their rowdiness down when Uncle Mike was home.
Uncle Mike had started out working for a local hardware store in the garden department after high school. He took classes in the evening to be trained as a real estate agent and at the same time started ranching in the San Joaquin Valley. Since the Sanders Ranch was such a small ranch, Uncle Mike supplemented his income by selling real estate. The real estate market in Fresno was booming and kept Uncle Mike was busy promoting houses and himself. After several years, he was finally doing well. He was so busy with real estate he had left taking care of the ranch to his family.
Uncle Mike’s sense of right and wrong guides the Easton Angels in their many mishaps and adventures.