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Whenever friends or family start discussing our winter weather, I always remind them that some of our worst weather in North Texas often happens in February. Well, February of 2021 certainly proved that to be a fact! We were almost … Continue reading

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LIFE AND DEATH – The Ultimate Cycle

“Life goes on.” “Death is inevitable.” Our relationship with the Texas Master Naturalist organization, as well as our continuing process of re-wilding our little corner of the world, has made Regina and me more aware of this constantly recurring cycle … Continue reading

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When Nature Comes to Visit

“Be careful what you wish for.” Most of us are familiar with this phrase. Most of us also have first-hand knowledge of the hard truth of the phrase. And yet, we still wish. If you have read my previous posts, … Continue reading

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Since this process is a leave-it-alone-and-see-what-happens sort of thing, it occurred to me  (right after Regina suggested it) that some observations might be in order. So here goes: We seem to have fewer butterflies and dragonflies this year. That is … Continue reading

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Leave It As It Is

The title of this post is part of a quote from Theodore Roosevelt, which in its entirety says, “Leave it as it is. The ages have been working on it and man can only mar it.” This is our new … Continue reading

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Various Up-Dates and Statistics

I realized recently that it has been a while (10 months) since I have written in this chronicle. I have no excuses, but I do have some reasons. When you are writing about the growth of vegetation and the development … Continue reading

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That’s What It’s All About

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As a result of our efforts to restore our acreage to a more natural state, we have been blessed with an abundance of living creatures, and Regina has been able to capture most of these in her photographs. In case … Continue reading

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Some Progress

A little more than a year ago (August 18, 2017) I began this chronicle type of blogging to keep track of the purpose, processes, and progress towards changing our property from a manipulated and manicured piece of land back to … Continue reading

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And The Beat Goes On

Well here I am again with my latest update to the process of changing our environment. It is now the beginning of April, and things are beginning to happen. Green is becoming more prevalent all around, birds and bees are … Continue reading

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The designation we received from the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat can mean many different things.  It can mean you just have a sign posted on your front fence, it can mean you have good thoughts toward wildlife, … Continue reading

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