Energy has long been an important industry in west Texas. Traditionally that has meant oil and gas wells. Today that also includes wind energy. I've always wondered why they couldn't figure out some way to use all of that wind out there. See more ABC Wednesday.
A couple of years ago I started making a set of dishes. Have all of the bowls and most of the plates done. The pattern is a bluebonnet. The bowls have a field of bluebonnets and wild flowers. See more ABC Wednesday.
As a child, I enjoyed spending time with my Granddaddy Crain. He was my hero. Even though he died shortly before my 10th birthday, I was able to spend a lot of time with him. During my preschool years, I was able to spend a week with my grandparents every couple of months or so. … Continue reading ABC Wednesday: C is for Granddaddy Crain
I have always been a dog lover. Growing up we always had a dog but couldn't find any pictures of them. Nicky was my grandparents dog. He was a rescue dog my parents got from a shelter. They didn't realize until they got Nicky home and cleaned up that he was a beautiful sable and … Continue reading D is for Dogs
Cades Cove Cades Cove is a part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is full of a variety of wildlife but also includes an 11-mile loop that features historic buildings from the late 1800's and early 1900's. The abundance of wildlife made a popular Cherokee hunting ground. John and Lurany Oliver were the … Continue reading C is for Cades Cove
At one time Blue Ridge was a busy farming community with a school, a store and a church. My mom and grandparents grew up in the Blue Ridge Community; even though I have never lived in there it is the place of my roots. At one time Grannie's farm was a thriving farm complete with … Continue reading B is for Blue Ridge Community (Hamilton County Texas)