The Dog Disaster/ Chicken Run

I don’t know what idiotic idea i got lodged in my head the day i decided to pay thousands of dollars for a crew to build a 65 by 65 ft chain link dog run. Perhaps i thought if i made it big enough and nice enough she wouldn’t want out and therefore wouldn’t dig …

Buying Directly From the Farmers

The potatoes and the butternut squash came from a local market called “Jenschke Farms”. Its a little white shack with a porch that sits adjacent to the local grocery store in town. They don’t have a neon “open” sign in the window. They have two flags mounted in holders on either side of the porch. …

The Comings and Goings of the Wildlife

Sili has never been one to eat poop so back when she was an only child i had a pretty good idea of what was on our property, where it was spending its time, and what it was eating. For instance, the fox scat always had berries and seeds in it. One fox in particular …

Insects of the Hill Country

I tend to write about insects and arachnids that i live in harmony with. I tend to write about insects i’m at war with; either because they eat my plants, my house, or sting me agressively. However, i realized i was leaving out a whole other category of insect that i exist alongside peaceably; neither …

The Neighbor’s Cows

I’ve never actually met my neighbors. I prefer it that way. There is an access road to my one neighbor’s property that runs along the length of one side of my property. I see their truck and their suv drive along that dusty white road all the time but i never say hi to them …