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We spent five years working weekends, holidays and vacations on our country place. We are 10 miles from the nearest small town. Our property was undeveloped and from what we can find out, the Indians were the first family to live here. We have found several arrow heads and flint rocks. Sometimes we would build a campfire and sleep under the stars while we were clearing a spot for our home. On those quite peaceful evenings I would look up at the stars and wonder if a distant relative (I'm part Indian) had been in this very spot.
Our property is on a rocky hill overlooking the river. We moved here in '99. Most of the previous five years were spent on clearing the brambles, poison ivy/oak/sumac, and all of the typical Texas things that will either sting, stick, or cause a horrible rash. We still haven't won the battle,but we have come to accept them as part of living here.
We have left most of our property just like it was, to not intrude on the wildlife. Living here has given us the opportunity to watch the migration of many beautiful birds, and butterflys. The rabbitts, foxes, deer, wild turkeys, raccons, and squirrels, just to name a few of our "pets" keep us entertained. We feed them all, and don't mind sharing some choice veggies from our garden with them.
I'm sorta retired and have been seriously trying to learn more about gardening. I'm a member of our local Master Gardeners. I completed the course in 2000 and designed and planted (with help) a Memorial Garden for the vetrans at our local American Legion. I'm new at propagating, and it's such a thrill for me to actually do some of the things my Mom and Grandmother did.

I live in: United States

My zone is: z7TX

First registered on April 29, 2003 .