He made 43 visits to the ranch as president, totaling just about a year in his home state.
He does not remember exactly when they first moved onto the ranch.
Bush, who visited his Crawford, Texas, ranch 77 times during his eight years in office, lashed out at legislators in April 2007.
1808, "country house," from American Spanish rancho "small farm, group of farm huts," from Spanish rancho "mess-room," originally, "group of people who eat together," from ranchear "to lodge or station," from Old French ranger "install in position," from rang "row, line" (see rank (n.)).
Sense of "large stock-farm and herding establishment" is from 1831. Of houses, "single-story, split-level" (adj.) from 1950; as a noun from 1960. Ranch-house attested from 1862.
1866, from ranch (n.). Related: Ranched; ranching.