Summer Vacation

Since summer is vacation time and the ranch just about burned me out with the garden, mowing, the rain and floods, equipment failure and repair, I decided to leave it all behind and take a trip. The Adriatic coast beckoned. I flew to Venice and traveled east along the Dalmatian coast, visiting Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Corfu and some Italian cities. I think this was the first time I...

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Springtime in the Texas Hill Country

Springtime in the Texas Hill Country

I haven’t posted in quite a while and don’t have a good excuse. Spring at the ranch is busy, my garden is fertilized and planted. The agarita and mountain laurel have bloomed. I have a new ram for my dwindling sheep herd, thanks to the coyotes. The state trapper has managed to kill one so far. The spring turkey season has been a symphony with the turkeys gobbling through the...

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Homeaway

Homeaway

I haven’t blogged in a while because I have been busy creating some new chaos. I’ve listed two of the houses on the ranch with Homeaway/Vacation Rental by Owners. The listing numbers are 3911524 and 3917440 under Texas Hill Country. The process was quite interesting. I had to prove that I owned the property and then download pictures which I had to re-size to the pixels and...

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Ambush Hill

Ambush Hill is the name of my ranch which has been enlarged when I purchased the adjoining ranch complete with three beautiful homes overlooking Bullhead Creek. In the past year friends and family have stayed over there and we have shared many memories and pretty days. I have decided to rent out the homes and am in the process of listing the property with Home Away, the international listing...

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Vance, Texas

Vance, Texas

Vance, Texas used to be the county seat of Real County, but sometime in the past, the folks in Leakey stole the county records there and proclaimed themselves the county seat. Today Vance, Texas is home to a small Baptist church with less than 20 attendees worshipping two Sundays a month. Adjacent to the church is a well-populated cemetery, carefully maintained, with a history that goes back...

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Life in the Hill Country

I haven’t blogged in a while, no excuse, just lazy with the holidays, company and the cold weather. This week I’m back on track, trying to lose the few pounds I gained eating Thanksgiving and Christmas food. Have been cleaning out closets and drawers and organizing the kitchen at the guest lodge, now aptly named the skunk house. The story begins the week before Thanksgiving. In...

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