And the forest smells…like mushrooms.

Normally Texas is hot and dry and not at all friendly towards mushrooms in the summertime. However, the month of August was unusually wet this year and the mushrooms rejoiced.  As I walked down the driveway I could literally smell them.  Their earthly, moist, pungent scent filled my nostrils long before I spied the first…

Progress

Progress, progress!  While it may be slow at times, we are crawling steadily toward our dream.  Well, I actually haven’t done anything other than write a check for some posts, take the men lunch a few times and photograph the entire effort.  But hey, someone has to do the laundry and feed the cat. The house…

It Rained. A LOT.

Last week, in Texas and across much of the country, it rained. In like, the second flood. We didn’t suffer as much as many folks, and for that I am thankful. Our neighbor’s hay on the other hand, it got a tad bit wet.  This is the creek, only it isn’t supposed to be here. …

Wicked Walk 2/16/2016

School, laundry and chickens dominated the day.  However, the Texas weather has been…….awesome.  So we both took a break from our duties and explored the yard, field and creek. Here is what we saw. Addie took over my camera, and along with five thousand, two hundred and eighteen pictures of my car, the horse trailer and…

Wicked Walk

Hello and Happy New Year to all my dear readers!  I hope your holiday season was blessed and stress-free.  If it wasn’t, I’m glad it’s over and let’s hope that 2016 is an improvement.  You probably saw on the news that last week, in Texas, we had 80 degrees and sunny weather on Friday.  On Saturday,…

Wicked Walk 11/11/2015

Here is the walk that didn’t get published last week, it was a brief walk but a good one. This is what I saw. The recent rain had mushrooms and fungi popping up all over the place.  As a matter of fact, the radar showed rain moving in early and staying all day.  Thus, the reason…

Wicked Walk 5/27/2015

Something AMAZING happened!  It stopped raining in Texas!  I’m sure most of you have heard on the news about the horrific flooding and winds causing damage and taking multiple lives in the Lone Star state.  While my home has been unaffected for the most part, other than some issues caused by wind and lightening, others…

Wicked Walk 5/13/2015

Piglet, Winnie-The-Pooh’s best friend, paddles furiously to a tune that goes something like this “And the rain, rain, rain came down, down, down and Piglet started bailing!  He was unaware while a’top his chair while bailing he was sailing….” as poor Piglet floats right out of his house, out of his yard and is carried…

Wicked Walk 5/6/2015

It was rather late when I had a break in the days activities and the rain that seems to be our new normal, I walked quickly around our place. Here is what I saw. The berries are ready to pick but a few blooms linger. A Redbud tree holding its share of recent raindrops….. The…

Great weather……for a Slug.

Don’t click this post if slugs gross you out ~ fair warning.  It has been raining for what feels like 40 days and 40 nights.  Looks a bit like it too, water in the driveway, water in the yard, water on the road, water in the chicken pen, water in the garden, water falling from…