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...

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,...

The 2018 TACSS Fall Seminar in Dallas

The Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies held its annual fall seminar at the Dallas Arboretum this year. Chilly and rainy outside, but warm and interesting inside. TACSS is composed of member associations throughout the state. Members from these...