Empty Pockets Ranch has a rich history dating back to the late 1760’s. The original owners – the Johnsons – were the first settlers of Lawyersville as a part of a land grant from the Queen of England, and managed a dairy herd for more than 30 years. 

As a former “Dairy of Distinction,” The Johnson’s legacy has remained in place – from Betty Johnson’s peonies that still grow in front of the house, to the comments from families who still refer to the property as ”The Johnson’s Farm.” 

The farm changed hands several times over the years and was vacant when we found it in June of 2019. We are very humbled to be a part of this farms rich history – the legacy of Empty Pockets Ranch lives on through its continued operation as a working ranch, as well as its role as a beloved destination for visitors from around the region.