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texas: A "Grape" Way To Spend Your HOT Summer Days... - 07/20/11 02:31 PM
Paybacks are hell...literally...especially with the heat wave America is experiencing. I would get razed about this time every year about how nice it was in every part of the rest of America compared to our Texas heat. I figured one day they would get theirs. HA! Little did they know it would come so soon. The funny part is...little Boerne, TX is actually cooler than most of America. Maybe it's God's way of evening the score. But that's not what this blog is about. About this time every summer "feral" vines start putting out ripe grapes all over the state of Texas. (5 comments)
texas: Nice buns in 40 minutes! - 09/01/10 04:47 PM
Ohhhhhhhhh if that were only true of my personal buns...but what I am talking about is a great new recipe I found for hamburger buns...ones that can be in your mouth in 40 minutes! My husband had made a hamburger bun request earlier this week and I thought..."Really??? Do people do that?" I was trying to imagine how that would shake out... Was it a glorified yeast roll? Was it going to take extra time? Was it worth the trouble??? On one of my sleepless nites, I googled hamburger bun recipes and came up with pages of possibilities...but stopped dead in my (8 comments)
texas: Go on...just fold the fitted sheet. - 08/31/10 12:30 PM
I walked by the dryer again...looked at the door...and walked away. Eeeeesh. I thought to myself..."Later...yes...later". I have accomplished many things in my life and overcome dozens of obstacles...but this one thing still gives me pause. Crum...it's just a fitted sheet...but it still needs to be folded. So...the self talk begins. "Just open the dryer door...get the sheet...and fold it, Silly!" A seemingly simple task...(for some)...but for me all it brings is total frustration. Is it because it's so clumsy? Or because there's no easy way to do it? Or...is it because it never folds perfectly into a nice square? My husband thinks (9 comments)
texas: "Don't All Texans Wear a Cowboy Hat And Ride A Horse?" - 08/02/10 11:29 AM
We were sitting eating a bowl of taco soup yesterday after a morning of splitting wood, working in the garden and cleaning the barn. We were making progress... Then my sister's phone rang. It was my other sister, Sara, asking if we could do her a HUGE favor. Her son, Justin, had a visitor from China...a place where he had been for two years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ. They wanted to give him a "true" Texas experience and wondered if they (meaning Justin, his friend Michael from China and two of his friends) could come out and ride (5 comments)
texas: Snug As A Bug In A...Pile of Dung - 07/14/10 11:31 AM
It had been a hot and muggy day and I had just started making dinner when my husband, Larry came in from outside holding an old shipping envelope...obviously with something in it. "Wanna see something cool?" I have learned to respond to that question with great hesitancy in that you never know what Larry is gonna drag into the house. "Um....sure", I said, peeking into the top of the envelope. "Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! What is it?"
"It's a husband and wife dung beetle couple with their ball of dung", he said proudly. He then went on to tell me al-l-l-l-l-l about dung beetles. (9 comments)
texas: Seller Financing in Texas Saved...For Now! - 06/17/10 12:53 PM
I recently posted a blog about the new SAFE Act kickin into reality as of May 31st...not allowing owners to seller finance anything but their homestead and to family members. The Texas Association of Realtors just sent the following email to let us know that they were hard at work to keep owner rights in tact...at least for the time being. I never thought much of being a member of the Texas Association of Realtors or even the San Antonio Board of Realtors until I realized how relentless they are in fighting not only for our rights as Realtors...but for our (2 comments)
texas: Agarita Jelly--Pain in the Patooty...So Far - 05/28/10 01:34 PM
Being a "rural lifestyle realtor" poses some challenges and even danger at points. Don't get me wrong...I love the rural lifestyle and the joys and challenges that come with it. But, when my husband showed me the pea-size agarita berry and told me how "easy" it was to beat the bushes to harvest them...I thought, "What da hay...I'm gonna harvest me some of them agarita berries and make me some jelly!". I watched him, the night before, bring in a bowl of berries and then step out on our back porch to sit on the porch swing and pick the stems (7 comments)
texas: Log Blog--Long and Winding Roads... - 02/24/10 05:54 PM
My husband and I have been looking for a place to buy in the country... This past weekend we found the coolest homestead...Rose Ranch...just outside a little town in Texas called Waring. I would love to tell you all the details about this home...but it was the impromptu drive just past Waring that inspired this blog. One of the many reasons I love my husband is his passion for history and his spur-of-the-moment-let's-go-for-a-drive attitude. That zeal led us past this little homestead to and through the town of Waring...population 73. In it's hay day it had 300 resident and boasted of a general store, a quarry (3 comments)
One of my favorite places to stop on my way back from visiting my kids in Austin is in Johnson City, TX...Whittington's Jerky. It has become a tourist destination over the past ten years...but I love it for the amazing jerky and great salsa's, canned goods, and gifts you can find in their store. I am on their mailing list to keep up with what's happening in the Hill Country...but also because I love their web site in general. It's one of the best I have seen. Their site, obviously, has you there so you will buy their jerky...but it's (1 comments)
I have already told my grown kids that once they have kids of their own that one of them is going to do some Mutton Bustin at the rodeo. All three have rolled their eyes at me when I declared my intentions...especially since not a one of them is dating...but, I digress. I am a cowgirl at heart...a wannabe...so going to the rodeo is my outlet and a chance for me to at least be a spectator of all my childhood dreams. Last year I saw Mutton Bustin for the first time...and, honestly, I fell in love with the whole (2 comments)
texas: Log Blog--Buying a Log Home...Is It Worth the "Wait"? - 01/12/10 10:19 AM
The dream has always been to build a log home...but it's always been that thing you're going to do "when things get a little better". The money is in the bank...your credit score is good...but there may be a home to sell and you are waiting to see what the market will bring. You have heard of neighbors scoring the big one by selling at the right time and then turning around and buying at the right time. Could that work for you? Is your dream worth the "wait-and-see"...or should you buy now or roll the dice and wait?
If you sit at work dreaming and thinking there's gotta me more than concrete sidewalks and this face paced life...then maybe it's time you find yourself again and start living the simplicity of the "rural lifestyle". It doesn't mean you have to give up your job...just give up living 10 feet away from your neighbor or starting your own garden or have that horse you've always dreamed of.
I have been a licensed Realtor for nearly 18 years with experience in new home construction, (both production and custom), log homes, and helping folks live the rural lifestyle. It would be my extreme pleasure to help you realize your dream.
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