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Driving down Hwy 71 towards Smithville inBastrop CountyI had to pull over to share this with you all. Of course with spring here, the blue bonnets are out, but this is something that we have not seen in a few years. These loblolly pines are approx. forty to sixty feet tall. These vines have spread back into the trees off the highway and it encompasses about a half acre. It is amazing to stand in the trees and look up (5 comments)
Spring has sprung in Smithville Texas - 03/31/08 06:53 AM
This weekend was a busy weekend in Smithville. There was an antique and art fair, the Jamboree Parade, and lots of people curious to see what "stars" might be out. There is a movie being filmed in town now and the movie Hope Floats was filmed there, before.I was in town doing a light cleaning of a historic home I have listed for the owners who were out of town. While I was driving in I passed by so many of the wonderful historic and vintage homes that are in Smithville whos owners have taken advantage of the beautiful spring weather, landscaping their (3 comments)
I was driving by the Pecan Grove in Bastrop when I spotted this and it tickled me so much I had to make a U turn and go back for a picture to share with you all. The Pecan Grove is a fairly large pecan plantation that grows a number of different types of pecans annually sold in bulk and (13 comments)
109 Ashley, Smithville, Bastrop County, Texas | river front property This beautiful rural residential property in Doty River Estates along the Colorado River in Bastrop County Texas is no longer available. If you are looking for waterfront or river front property contact me, I would love to help you! Deb 512-743-0516 BE SPECIFIC - CALL DEB - FOR MORE INFO (0 comments)
9+ acres at Willis/FM 153. Smithville, Bastrop County, Texas, ranch land This ranch property in the Smithville area of Bastrop County Texas has been sold. If you are looking for something similar to it please call me, I would love to help you find just the right property! Deb 512-743-0516
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999 Gulf Camp Road, Hankamer, Texas, 213 acre "coastal" ranch near Houston This farm and ranch property is no longer available. But there are others! Please contact me and I will help you with your search for the right property. 512-743-0516
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18.74 acres on FM 153, Smithville, Bastrop County, Texas This beautiful farm and ranch property in Smihville Texas has been sold but I would love to help you find something like it if you are looking! Please contact me directly at 512-743-0516. Deb BE SPECIFIC - CALL DEB - FOR MORE INFO (0 comments)
17.94 acres on FM 153, Smithville, Bastrop County, Texas, Austin This farm and ranch property in the Smithville area of Bastrop County has been sold but there are other like it! If you are looking for property in the Smithville area please contact me, I would love to help! Deb 512-743-0516 BE SPECIFIC - CALL DEB - FOR MORE INFO (0 comments)
A haven for Martingales in Cedar Creek area of Bastrop Texas - 03/17/08 07:04 AM
A haven for Martingales inCedar Creek area of Bastrop Texas In Texas many people know the benefits of encouraging Martingales to nest on one's property. Here is a picture of a property in the Cedar Creek area of Bastrop Texas. As part of wildlife managment and bug control we put up housing for the birds. In some cases combining a wildlife management program on top of existing agricultural tax status you can get wildlife tax status. Unfortunately for the owners of this property they do not have the acreage range for that tax break. All I can assume is that they (4 comments)
For all you women out there.... make a healthy choice in personal care products! - 03/13/08 01:31 PM
Please do yourselves a big health FAVOR! Quit using the deodorant products that you buy in the supermarket or drug stores! Go to your local health food store and buy a natural product. Did you ever read the ingredients of the product that you are using? Every time you put it on you are putting aluminum under your arms and very close to your lymph glands! And...check out the mens deodorant products. None of them have aluminum in them! I guess men aren't as worried about "wetness" as women are. I have heard that using products with aluminum in them could be (2 comments)
Interesting older Forbes article on the biggest product the US produces....home mortgages - 03/10/08 08:27 AM
My husband and I were thubming through older Forbes magazines looking in particular for an article we had seen on recycling used tires and I stumbled on this article "UNCREATIVE DESTRUCTION" by Bernard Condon which published in December 2007. In the article Mr. Condon brings up that our country is so creative, coming up with things like Prozac and the IPod but we cans seem to be creative with mortgages. He comments that there have been some variations on the theme such as interest only, and teaser rates but at best these seem to heighten speculation and risk taking. In the article he lists (0 comments)
Deb blogs about the business of real estate, horse properties, new listings, farm and ranch life, life with horses, things to do, and places to go in, and around Bastrop County, and surrounding Counties near Austin Texas
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