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sharing what we have learned moving to the country. The differences between rural and suburban life.. are the is the main topic. talking about our garden, life, chickens and other things. We talk about.. country living, life in East Texas.

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  • The Shoveling Crew
    on Oct 8, 2014
    http://theshovelingcrew.blogspot.com/NOW YOU CAN FIND US HERE.
  • It's ain't a bigun, but it's legal
    on Nov 19, 2013
           Took my second deer this afternoon, a decent sized spiked buck.  I glanced out the back window and spotted a single deer alone.  Since I shot the first doe, just about the only deer I have seen are the t...
  • The Hunting Party
    on Nov 5, 2013 in Low Budget Deer Hunting
          This last weekend was the beginning of open hunting season in Tyler county.  From a tree stand out behind the house I shot a medium size doe.  The shot went right in behind the shoulder where I was aiming but...
  • Great Halloween Flood of 2013
    on Oct 31, 2013
           After the severe drought summer, we have had around ten inches of rain in two days the creeks and branches are flooded, dirt roads are washed out and the kids got out of school early today so that the buses could...
  • six dollar hunting blind
    on Oct 28, 2013 in Low Budget Deer Hunting
           Out here in East Texas hunting is just part of life.  Probably half the people living here either hunt or eat meat that someone got from hunting.  This year I am determined to try an take my limit in dee...
  • Finally Rain           The long dry summer has turned into a tough drought for Tyler County.  Even though the mornings have become cool and the beginnings of fall are barely visible, the damage from the lack...
  • La Aventura Cigarbox Guitar
    on Sep 1, 2013
            There are a few things you have to have to live peacefully in the country; a shotgun, a dog and a cigarbox guitar.  I made this a while ago, but I finally got a great old bridge off a busted up guitar a...
  • East Texas Black Panther        Around the the end of the school year my two kids and I were headed out to school, near the end of our 1/4 mile crumbling dirt driveway I had to stop the truck and sit quiet for a minute.  My oldest dau...
  • Specialists in recrimination art
    on Aug 21, 2013
    Specialists in recrimination art...
  • Alternative Deer Bait
    on Aug 21, 2013 in Low Budget Deer Hunting
    Hunters have different reasons  to take deer, some are after a big rack of antlers so they can have the head stuffed and mounted.  I don't really understand sport hunting, I partially understand bow hunting because of the skill involved, bu...
  • DIY Biodegradeable planter cups.
    on Aug 20, 2013 in low budget gardening
              I am one of those people that will go the cheap route whenever I can, and when it comes to my garden I am no different.  I want to grow my own vegetables, but it has to be economically benef...
  • Begining Growing Indoors       This is the second or third summer of drought or near drought in here in East Texas.  The long hot dry summer is rough on the plants and with on old well compressor it is difficult to get enough water on the...
  • 19th Annual Pine Country Gem and Mineral Show
    on Aug 17, 2013
    The 19th annual Pine Country Gem and Mineral show in Jasper Texas Aug. 24 & 25I never had much interest in this type of event until I moved here and even now my interest is in learning about what can be found locally. I would like to talk to loca...
  • Bottle Hunt Part Two       Inspired by my first creek find I decided to head back to the creek and walk a longer section.  I couldn't resist, the weather the last couple years has been so dry we I could have plenty of chances to hike t...
  • Bottle Hunting the Creek
    on Aug 13, 2013 in east texas creek Bottle collecting
           Since we moved here to East Texas I have been collecting old bottles.  My interest is really only in collecting from this area and I collect bottles the same way I collect coins, if I find one I keep it, but...
  • Everyone Loves Treasure
    on Aug 9, 2013 in East Texas Indian Artifacts
           Living out here in the woods I can't help imagine this land as it was before Europeans came and settled here, displacing the native population.  The old growth pines trees would have created many areas where...
  • Battling the Southern Army Worm
    on Aug 6, 2013 in Organic Pest Control
              This  morning as I searched through the tomatoes I pulled this one because the side I was looking at looked just about ripe, but when I pulled it this critter was hanging on the back. Unfortunate...
  • The Seeds of Doomsday              Summer is more than half over, but in East Texas the heat in capable of lingering for a long time and we have been able to wear shorts on Christmas more than once so I am...
  • Pickling dayIn order to take full advantage of the harvest vegtables have to be process and preserved for  later consumption.  We always pickle cucumbers and in the past have pickled squash, zucchini, green beans, and tomatoes.  I say we, but real...
  • A Hard Garden
    on Jul 25, 2013
             Right now I have a good garden going with yellow squash, cucumbers, green beans, corn, tomatoes, okra, watermelons, pumpkins, banana peppers, pablano peppers, bell peppers and zucchini all in different...
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