Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Limestone Country....

We have a lot of country roads around here.

Not much farming, on this side of the Interstate.
This is Hill Country.
There's a thin layer of clay, over LOTS of limestone.

There are some farms, though.
Several lavender farms have been doing pretty well around here.
Apparently, lavender does well on thin, arid soil.

And, vineyards.  Grapes like it here, too.

But, mostly you'll see ranches....cattle, goats....even Alpacas.

That's what this appears to be....a ranch of some sort.

There's a barn here.

See it peeking out back there?

But, this is why we turned around for a photo.
The old, falling down fence.
(We call these Coyote fences here...made from cedar limbs, wired together.)
The old cistern.
And, that great stone building.

Around here, you usually see a windmill beside a cistern.
But, looks like this is hooked up to power.
So, there must be a pump in there.

But, what was the building for?
The roof seems to be gone.  But, it looks like a nice size for something.
Wish I had it here.  I could certainly use it.

Oh, and that green at the top of the fence?
That's Prickly Pear Cactus.  They grow really well (too well?),
and really big here.

I'm linking up today with Tricia's 

And, Madge's

Be sure to visit them, for more rural beauties.

Thanks for dropping by...


  1. Coyote love a fence that's fallen down...they take the path of least resistance! Lazy scoundrels!

  2. Now, that looks like my kind of place, great for exploring... lots of buried & hidden treasures! Beautiful

    Thanks for joining =)

  3. Thanks for the little tour of the ranch...and yeah, I have seen that cactus grow that large, my Mom's next door neighbor in McAllen, TX had one that large in her back yard. It looks like it would hurt like h... if you fell into it!!

  4. I agree that stone building and cistern would have made me turn around too... love that! Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #5' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #6...

  5. I grew up in Ingram, Texas. This looks like my papa's old place.