A Texas Ranching Adventure: Coping with Neighbors

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A Texas Ranching Adventure:  Coping With Neighbors

“But who are you married to?” the older woman asked again.

“The German across the road,” I said for the third time.

She shook her head and frowned.

“He’s my husband,” I insisted.

She stared at me.  “But . . .”

She just couldn’t believe that I, a white woman, was married to a German.*Read More »

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A Texas Ranching Adventure: Chicken Employees

3 roosters 001A Texas Ranching Adventure:  Chicken Employees

Definition of chicken moat:  a double-fenced area surrounding a garden where chickens are allowed to roam and feed, thus creating a bug-free zone.

Driving through the dark on a Texas highway, I shone the flashlight at my book and read:
“Chickens can be decidedly stupid about finding their home after it’s been moved.Read More »

My Kingdom for a Horse!

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My Kingdom for a Horse!

(The continuing adventures of a pair of urbanites who exchanged glitz for country living.)

Driving through the dark towards our small ranch, my husband at the wheel, I shone the flashlight on the page and read:

“The decision to depend on horses or mules in harness for farm work, logging or highway work . . . should not be taken lightly. . . Read More »