‘Mater Juice

Tomato Juice.  Tomato juice is a labor of love.  And since I love my husband and I love Bloody Mary’s I make homemade tomato juice.  This year however was different.  My good friend, Amanda, suggested we have a canning date and put up juice together!  What a lovely idea!  It was so much fun and…

Wicked Walk

In spite of the forecast predicting a killer heat wave Wednesday July 23rd, the early morning hours were quite pleasant.  I took a different route this week and headed east instead of west as I left my driveway.  I saw TWO humans who both spoke to me which means I had to speak back.  I…

Texas Our Texas

Texas is a big state.  The biggest of the lower 48 to be exact.  So when one makes the decision to visit Texas they must also decide which part of Texas to focus their visit on.  Do you want to see wild turkeys, deer, windmills, blue bonnets and white roads?  Head towards the middle.  Canyons,…

Chillin’ on a Dirt Road

I don’t listen to a lot of ‘new’ country music but the popular Jason Aldean song popped into my head when I spied this pill bug, just chillin’ on our dirt road.  Which was freshly graded and smooth for about 6 hours.  Then someone drove on it.  Then it rained.  But for a few precious hours the road…

Rachel’s Untitled Eggplant Recipe

So Addie wanted to pick out her own vegetable to grow this spring. Therefore we planted 6 eggplant plants.  They were purple and this was the reason for choosing them I am sure.  Anyway.  4 of them died, 1 is stunted and producing nothing, the last one is LOADED.  The poor plant is drooping with…

Meet the Flock-Part Seven

I’ve been wanting to introduce you to these girls forever!  They are hysterical, fast, funny and completely adorable!  I’m pretty sure they are Lavender Polishes and they are the only two like this in Maydelle, Texas!  Lucky girl that I am they were both hens, I plucked them both from a straight run assortment in April.…

Book Lover

I remember learning to read.  My mother had a race car chart on the fridge that was supposed to inspire me and track my progress.  I’m not sure if I ever finished ‘the race’ however I remember when I finally determined that reading was essential to life.  I was around the age of seven and…