Paradise Found, Gardening in Unlikely Places (book)

Paradise Found.  Every time I step outside at the Caradan place, this is what I think.  I also recently discovered a book w

More Hatching.

Lots of progress in the hatching department here at Happy Texas Farm. Chick on the way Our first chick finally made its way ou


FINALLY.  It appears that one of the eggs in the incubator has started to hatch. I noticed it this afternoon when I was turni

Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Texas Farm is located in an area that used to be a small settlement.  Like so many of its kind, the little community h

Fence Up!

This is cause for celebrating on HTF!  The fence is finally up. Hooray- Hooray! I still need to paint everything- including

Overwhelming? Maybe it just “Is what it is”

Often when I look around HTF I see ALL the work I want to do and I am inspired!  Other times I feel overwhelmed.  Aaaahg! 

Farm News

Here is the latest goings on at HTF. CHICKENS We experienced a loss- (see this post).  One of our roosters bit the dust. New

RIP Huey

Huey – 04/2008 thru 05/2009 Our Light Brahma Rooster, Huey passed away on 5/12/09. He literally dropped dead.  Weird, b

Offline For the Weekend

We are back online as of yesterday.  Last Friday a big storm came through our area.  I haven’t seen lightening of


Today acquisition of a new wheelbarrow is on the “to do list”. We actually already have a wheelbarrow.  No way (in our wo

The latest: Fence, Critters, Plants, & more

No sign of them yet….potatoes planted in old tires filled with soil I have heard from more than one source that this is


Wildflower Things are really getting green around Happy Texas Farm.  The land is bursting with color.  These are some pictur

Garden Gate Pictures

Garden Gate Latch This is the latch Dave made for the gate.  We’d been thinking it over for a few days.  I still didn’t

Building a Sturdy Garden Gate

Dave has been designing and building the gate for our garden fence project. HE is happy to report that this endeavor is nearin

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Ingredients and supplies I made my own laundry detergent today.  We finally got to the bottom of the giant sized thing of det

Stop and Smell the Roses

Roses The rose bush in the “front” yard is blooming.  This is the first flower….but it shows promise of many more.  I

Treasure Hunt

We have begun our hunt for materials.  In building our house we are hoping to use salvaged material as much as possible.

Future Farm Projects

Completion of the Fence is the priority right now.  We might have been much farther along on that project, but mother nature


In the early morning hours we were awakened by thunder shaking the house.  Texas thunderstorms can do that. Because the house

Late Start Garden

Some seedlings on the porch. Due to the recent move, we are getting a late start on garden projects.  Even so….I’m just g

Fencing: Farm Sport

We are putting a fence around our garden spot. It was never a question of whether we’d need the fence.  Only when and how.

Before & Progress Pictures

Things left behind.  We had to remove these items from the garage and small storage building in order to clean them and make

Life During Moving

Our new place was vacant for some period of time before we purchased it.  When we had our first look at the property it was

Moving…Are we THERE Yet?

When I went to college I moved a few times.  My load was a bit lighter then.  When I met Dave, I made my biggest move to tha

End of a Search, Start of a Farm

On the last day of February 2009 Dave and rose early.  I filled a green metal thermos with coffee, gathered the dog gear, and