Make Your Own Frost Cloth

I have a few outdoor cactus and agaves that require some protection in the winter, and I have used a variety of covers for them: five-gallon buckets turned upside down, the heavy-duty cardboard boxes that milk jugs are shipped in, used afghans and throws bought at the...

The Surprise in the Elm Tree

Porche Dog just had a fit a couple of weeks ago one night barking at something out in the pasture. This is not unusual, as she takes her guard dog duties very seriously and warns us of unwanted or unexpected visitors, but her insistence that something was out there...

Woody Reminds Us of Tricks for Growing Best Plants

Woody Minnich from New Mexico gave a second presentation, the last presentation at the Mid-States Cactus and Succulent Conference this summer. Some if it we had heard before; some was new information; all of it was what we needed to hear. Repeats are always helpful,...

The Country Schools That Time Took Away

I don’t know how often this is the case with counties in Texas, but Bailey County has only one incorporated city within its borders-Muleshoe. Incorporated cities will surely have at least one school or school district, I would think. Don’t care to research that topic,...