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Making music while growing grapes, organic crops, and children on the High Plains of Texas
A West Texas snow man

A West Texas snow man

We had some moisture during the Christmas season, a white Christmas for sure. But what you have to understand about snow in West Texas, is well … it' a little different from other places. Here's an example for you, a West Texas snow man. Blessings, Betty

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Grape Harvest 2011

We have had quite a surprise here on the farm. July is usually the time of year that we are getting ready for harvest not actually harvesting grapes, but last week we could tell already that the grapes were getting ready. We have been so busy that I haven't even put...

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My Current Kitchen

My Current Kitchen

This is what my living room looked like until this morning. Very used and much loved. When we needed more space for dining, we just moved some furniture out and brought out tables. Even though we do live out in the boonies, we do have guests at times. Sometimes A LOT...

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Irrigation and Drought

Irrigation and Drought

Irrigation and drought, I guess they go together. Farming has such wide and varied aspects to the job. I think the "beads" are a good example of this. Aren't they "pretty"? and such wide and varied colors. I would go for the artistic color combinations, but My Honey...

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March GOTEXAN Twitter Tuesday

March GOTEXAN Twitter Tuesday

What a lovely trio we have here, So what do you know? My Honey gets to be a guest in the GOTEXAN Twitter Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 p.m. I know, I know, the people that really know Cliff will say, "But Cliff doesn't 'do' Twitter. He is too busy growing wonderfully...

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Duchman Family Winery Trebbiano

Duchman Family Winery Trebbiano

Wow, I have been so lazzzzy lately. I haven't been keeping you guys up to date on what is going on here. Instead I have been doing routine stuff like washing clothes, reading to children, teaching them how to find the area of a circle, painting pictures with creative...

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Dinner at Becker Vineyard

Dinner at Becker Vineyard

While we were down in Fredericksburg for TWGGA Grape Camp, we were invited to a lovely dinner at Becker Vineyards. Richard and Bunny Becker have a wonderful vineyard and winery that is a treat to visit. The dinner was held in a building at the winery that is used to...

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Grape Camp 2010

Grape Camp 2010

My Honey and I are taking a little break from harvest by attending TWGGA Grape Camp 2010. Grape harvest is over, peanut harvest if over, but cotton harvest is still underway. Most of the family is still at home working on cotton harvest. It takes a lot of helpers to...

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2010 Grape and Gridiron Classic

2010 Grape and Gridiron Classic

My Honey and I went to Dallas for the 2010 Grape and Gridiron Classic, which was a taste off of 11 Texas and New York wines. All wines were made from grapes grown in their perspective states. I like New York. I haven't been there in over 40 something years, but way...

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