Texas Olive Oil

Having visitors at Ambush Hill Ranch through Homeaway/VRBO, brings interesting people. Recently I hosted the owners of a Texas Olive Oil Farm. They kindly brought bottles of their olive oil, grown and produced on family land. The brand is Texana Brands Olive Oil and their web site is www.texanabrands.com. They also produce the infused olive oils, sriracha, lemon, herb, garlic, hatch and extra...

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Texas Hill Country Flooding

Texas Hill Country Flooding

Most pictures are worth a thousand words, this one is not. The water was much higher and Bullhead Creek which flows through my ranch, wiped out three crossings. For several days I was isolated between two of those crossings. The third crossing was obliterated and only several days of bulldozer work will restore the culverts washed away. The water at the other two eventually receded and access...

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Hill Country Hazards

I haven’t blogged in quite a while, mainly because I have been busy keeping the ranch together. After returning from my long ride up Highway 83, I returned home to prepare the blinds and feeders for hunting season. Eight blinds, feeders, cameras are a chore, especially when the terrain is so rugged, four-wheel drive required on some places. The animals wreak havoc. The coons eat the...

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Public Speaking

The first time I spoke publicly was at my Mother’s funeral. She died suddenly at the age of 89, not that it was unexpected. She lived at home and had companions, was sharp as ever and continued to be mobile. She was sitting in her chair, took a deep breath and died. My three brothers and I were devastated. I visited her as often as possible, driving the seven hours to spend a few days...

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all for which we are thankful – home, family and country. Often we become too involved in the soap opera and dramas of others instead of going inward to where are hearts lie. I have traveled all over the world and have never wished to live anywhere but in America. Of course there are beautiful waters, monuments and scenery but home is where my soul...

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Truth

Buy the truth and sell it not, wise advice. The truth is so much easier than not. Telling a person what they want to hear accomplishes nothing except evading the truth. Often we do not admit the truth to ourselves and in so doing wear a mask that in time may become permanent, a displacement from self. So much of what we read, watch on TV or hear is not the truth. We have become a nation of...

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