Having Fun With Nature

About Us

It's all around us, so we may just as well have fun with it.

The pages of this site have some basic information on gardening, raising chickens, keeping bees, attracting birds and butterflies, and generally enjoying Mother Nature.

We're in Central Texas, on the edge of planting zones 8a and 8b. To find your planting zone, check out the USDA Hardiness Zone Map.

Obviously, some of the plants we grow won't survive the northern climates, but some of the flowers in the north won't survive here either. We don't have a cold enough winter for tulips and peonies. It all evens out.

If you want to see what we're up to now, click on the "What's Happening Now" link above or here.

We're also close to the migratory bird flight paths. That means that during the winter we get to see the birds you northern folks watch all year.

We've got information on the Wildlife page about how to attract birds and butterflies.

And, while we're not in New York, it doesn't mean we can't walk across the Brooklyn Bridge...or at least the prototype in Waco. That's right, before taking on the challenge of bridging the East River, a suspension bridge was built over the Brazos River.

But wait...there's more!

Our location puts us within easy driving distance of the "birthplace of Texas independance": the Alamo. What folks may not realize is that the Alamo is one (the most famous) of 5 missions you can visit in San Antonio.

If you'd like to know more about Texas, and maybe plan a visit, please visit the Texas Travel Site. It has a wealth on information and discounts.

Red-tailed Hawk

Passion Flower


Suspension Bridge

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