Family at Crystal Cave


Family at Crystal Cave
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Thanks to the group of young women that offered to take this photo of our family. I don’t know who you are, but this picture is special to me. Thanks!

Our family hiked up to the Crystal Cave at Garner State Park in Texas. The hike was a challenge due to our crew consisting of seven people and three dogs… but we made it! The cave itself wasn’t super spectacular, but the hike is a valuable memory.

I wish I was better about blogging

I have so many times when I wish I would have taken the time to blog something when it was fresh on my mine. My grandfather kept a journal pretty much his whole life. I think that is pretty cool. It’s not always for others to love and appreciate your wit and intelligence, but sometimes just a nice way to reflect on your own life. It also gives the kids a way to see into the mind and life of a parent or grandparent.

…maybe I’ll do better.

George Ranch – Houston, TX


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Our family took a little weekend vacation to Houston again. This time the main attraction was George Ranch. George Ranch is a Living History ranch, where you get to experience 100 years in the life of a Texas Ranch.

We had the most fun at the first stop which is the 1830’s ranch. The characters working that ranch were super attentive to our kids. We got to experience things from making cornbread, feeding pigs and chickens, to making cedar shingles for the smoke house.

The kids had so much fun that I’d like to go back someday. Click on the photo to go to my Flickr Photo album of the trip. Included in the trip album are photos of the Houston Zoo and Museum of Natural Science.

Pet Turtle Pond With DIY Filter

Pet Turtle Pond With DIY Filter
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We have a turtle that someone gave to us for a pet. We call her Carlita.

Carlita came to us in a 10 gallon glass aquarium. She seemed very cramped in that after a while so we moved her into a blue kiddie pool. The kiddie pool was big enough, sure… but it was a pain to clean since we didn’t have any kind of filtration. Continue reading Pet Turtle Pond With DIY Filter

Hi! I'm Blake. Online I go by "Daddykirbs". My farm and blog is a place to learn about my journey with Permaculture, Homesteading, Gardening and more. Thanks for visiting!