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Rough earth snake

We found a rough earth snake in the yard last week. His kind was new to me: skinny and brown with pale bellies, they burrow under mulch and soil and feed on worms and bugs. He was trying to burrow … Continue reading

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The Halfway Homestead

For several years, since we were first married, Kathy and I planned a future in which we would buy more land where we could have big gardens, livestock, pasture, barns, a workshop, and a bigger house. At one time, we … Continue reading

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The wheel bug of life

Photograph by Ronald F. Billings of the Texas Forest Service, USDA Forestry Service Archives, image 226085. Since we began gardening several years ago—when we moved into our first house—we have grown our vegetables in raised beds. This has always been … Continue reading

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