If you head west on Hwy 290 from Austin, weave your way through Dripping Springs, Johnson City, and slink on into Fredericksburg, Tx. Watch the speed limit, it changes often.
It’s the new wine destination in Texas.
One of the little jewels on the North Side of 290 before you hit the Wildflower farm and the peach groves is the Fat Ass Ranch and Winery.
Bingham, and Heritage are two fun stops to make too.
Texas is fun, so is the wine country in Texas. So bring your sense of humor, and your big ass glass for some fun Hill Country Vino.
My dad told me it was Edison when he gave me this from my Grandmother’s house in 1991.
It wasn’t Edison, it turns out to be a picture of Charles Dickens. I have no idea why my Grandparents had it or how they came across it. I don’t know how old it is or where it was taken, or what type of early photography it might be.
But Charles Dickens has been on my office wall forever and has kept me company. Sorry my Dad thought you were Thomas Edison.
If you have followed me for the last 3 seconds, or years, you know I’m a nerd.
I love all things poetry, romanticism, science, creativity.
When Stranger Things was launched on Netflix, I was an immediate fan.
The story line is wonderful, the actors don’t disappoint.
If you haven’t watched, give it a twirl. Start at the beginning, it’s epic.
It’s complicated, dangerous, joyous, and challenging.
My favorite character has been Dustin, from the start. He’s smart, he’s funny, he’s flawed, he’s romantic. I adore his character.
It’s now season 3, and the story has evolved, the characters have changed, and I like Dustin more than ever.
When he sings to Suzy…..I knew he was my favorite forever. Never mind saving the world….just sing Dustin! We will all groan while we wait!
Good Job Netflix, the Duffer Brothers. Dustin’s character is amazing.
Pucker up. It’s Kissing Day!
Thanks Sandra Boynton!
Today, I’m grateful for The United States of America. Happy 4th all.
Watermelon, beer, and snacks. Ready for a good time.
We ran out of jars, and just stuck to the 5 gallon buckets. Which we have 3 on deck ready to bottle.
We got over 20 gallons, which is approximately 292 pounds. Not enough to sell, but will be fun for gifts, and to keep us in honey for a while.
The flowers that contributed to the harvest were: Mesquite, Huisache, Horsemint, Yaupon, clover, and other assorted wild flowers.
Photo from my buddy Bill in Boston.
I had to laugh, such a sleek, beautiful ship with that massive flag at the back.
Do you think they are compensating for something, or advertising?
What a magnificent ship. I would love to go for a cruise around the bay on that!
I went back through some of my old photos. We’ve evolved for sure over the last 4 years of bee keeping.
It’s time to go get the honey. I hope we have a good harvest.
It’s amazing how honey can be so different, from the light and sweet to the dark and smokey.
Bees are pretty cool.
Image from Pinterest. Not actual customer.
Sometimes my baby boy is one of the funniest people on the planet.
He’s worked for a tire company for the last 8 years, and sometimes our neighbors will go in and ply him for a discount, favor, deal, or even recommendations.
Our next door neighbor took his car in. (This neighbor has been really harsh to my husband and I for our political beliefs.) He asked for Zach to work on his vehicle, and after the the tires were inspected, it was revealed that 3 of the rims on his vehicle were bent, severely damaged.
The neighbor leans into Zach and says “Well, what do you recommend?”
Zach “be a better driver?” 👀😁😂
JackAss neighbor needs 3 new rims, and new tires and can’t say jack to Zach.
I love that boy.