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I live about an hour west of Austin, Texas, in a little town named Spicewood. Our main claims to fame are Krause’s Springs and Willie Nelson. I live on a farm in the heart of town and absolutely love it. I have cattle, horses, chickens, guineas and five dogs (all pound puppies except one). I’m working on getting back to growing all my own food. I have a milk cow, raise my own grass fed beef, this year hope to raise a few chickens for the freezer, and am enlarging the vegetable gardens.


I also love reading and knitting. I am on the board of directors of our local library and volunteer up there every chance I get. I also spin (wool into yarn) on a spinning wheel and hope to have a small spinner’s flock of sheep one day soon.


And if that wasn’t enough to keep me busy, I also work at the Natural Gardener in Austin. My dream job!




Pictures of some of my critters and things...




Curley, aka Squint Eastwood






A couple garden beds






Herb barrel ~ golden sage, oregano and thyme






Some of the yarn I’ve spun being knit into a lace stole for my friend Rhonda’s fiftieth birthday






My Jersey milk cow, Belle






Nothing cuter than spring calves!
















And their papa, Tuffy (TLBA registered name: LYZ Texas Tuff)

I live in: United States

My zone is: 8b

My favorite forum 1 is Vegetable Gardening.

My favorite forum 2 is Plant Propagation.

First registered on November 17, 2008 .