rural lifestyle living: Pickin-And-A-Grinnin At The Sonlight Apple Orchard - 10/04/10 09:00 AM
Ahhhhhhhhhh's that time of year where the weather gets a little cooler and signs of harvesting are everywhere...especially with apple orchards.  You hafta look long and hard to find pick-your-own apple orchards in Texas in that our soil isn't prime for growing apple trees.  Even so...there are a few orchards that found the sweet spot for growing apple trees and are growing some fine apples.  One such orchard is the Sonlight Apple Orchard in Mason, TX...just about an hour and a half north of Boerne, TX and about an hour due west of Austin, TX.  Makes for a nice family day … (9 comments)

rural lifestyle living: Hey...what's a few hurdles to jump anyway??? - 08/18/10 04:20 AM

No one, in my 18 years in the real estate industry, said it would be easy...  Being the eternal optimist I am...I tossed that notion aside and plunged forward into my career.  Granted there were a few hurdles along the way...but overall the journey hasn't been bad.  I credit that largely to my passion and love for what I do and the incredible people I have met along the way.  Even so...every now and of the "hurdles" can really put the kabash on your momentum.
About three weeks ago I was on my way to my second showing of … (6 comments)

rural lifestyle living: Rule of Engagement In Real Estate--Face 2 Face Communication Uncool? - 08/13/10 01:56 AM

Let me start off by saying...there are so many reasons to absolutely love social media...but are we taking it too far???  I have loved the fact that I have reunited with my high school and college friends through mediums like Facebook.  But, when I look at "my" friends on Facebook and my kids "friends" on Facebook I have come to realize that there's a totally different dynamic.  My friends are ones that I made with face to face contact loooooooooong before iphones and Blackberry's were a twinkle in some young techies eye.  Their friends are ones that were made initially … (4 comments)

rural lifestyle living: Texas Jump Off at Hunter's Classic This Weekend in San Antonio! - 08/12/10 07:08 AM
One lazy Sunday afternoon I was surfing through the channels when I landed on ESPN and a Dock Dog Competition...  I was immediately hooked as I watched dogs of every breed compete in what they loved best...retrieving an object in water.  Who among us doesn't get excited when our dog retrieves anything???  And then to add the element of doing it in the water...well...that's just down right genius! 
I have never been to a dock dog competition in person...but I finally will get my opportunity this weekend at the Texas Hunting Outdoor Classic at the Freeman Expo Hall in San Antonio, … (2 comments)

rural lifestyle living: Coming To My Kitchen Near You--Cookin With A Rural Attitude - 07/23/10 03:35 AM

I'm not Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, Emeril (what's his last name?) or even the next Food Network Star...just a "rural lifestyler" that is longing for a piece of yesterday.  Don't get me wrong...I don't want or need to live in the past...but I do want to grab the simplicity of yesterday and incorporate it into my today.  And who wouldn't like a little simplicity brought back into their lives?
One of my fondest memories as a child was watching my Mom get together with neighbors to spend the day canning everything from green beans to peaches.  I can still feel … (12 comments)

rural lifestyle living: A Pullet's' Progress Part 2--It's Like Potty Training All Over Again...Except Without the Potty - 07/15/10 04:31 AM
I remember getting knots in my stomach as I would face each day of potty training my kids...  I knew I needed to be consistent to make it work.  The trouble was...I had a hard time being consistent.  Not because I didn't want to be...but because I had two toddlers and a baby to keep track of in the midst of trying to get across basic principles to my kids on the art of making a "poo poo in the potty". take that angst times eleven...and you will see my dilema with my pullets (ever-growing-hens-to-be). 
When we last left our … (3 comments)

rural lifestyle living: Good Ol Texas Mustang Grapes...From Backyard to Jelly Jar - 07/05/10 03:08 AM
With all the rain we have had this year I just KNEW that there would be a good mustang grape I have been putting the word out to all my friends that if they had grapes...I wanted them.  I also said I would gladly exchange my grape jelly for their grapes.  Seems like an even trade...doesn't it???
I was making one of those requests to our new friend Joe, of the Broke Stone Pizza Company in Boerne, TX just a couple of days ago.  He was telling me that he hadn't seen any...yet...but did have some figs that he would … (6 comments)

rural lifestyle living: Stars and Stripes Forever...A Tribute From the Muppets - 07/04/10 05:12 AM
And now for your listening pleasure...


rural lifestyle living: Land Sales--The Red-Headed Stepchild of Listings? - 05/25/10 05:42 AM
You would think that in a tough economy every listing would be important...but after a day of land previewing I found out that land listings tend to be the "red-headed-step-child" of listings.  One of the first parcels I looked at...(or I thought I looked at)...didn't have a sign...was overgrown with weeds and when I called the agent to find out if I was looking at the right parcel of land her response was,  "Oh Honey...I don't know.   I haven't been out there in months."  Really?  I would have never guessed...  If it had just been that listing that I got that … (3 comments)

Claire Record (Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country)

Claire Record

Boerne, TX

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Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country

Address: 1595 South Main Street, Boerne, TX, 78006

Office: (210) 623-0055

Mobile: (210) 623-0055

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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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