Anne Miller

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We manage a 40 acre wildlife area of the Texas Hill Country in the Edwards Plateau at about 3030 ft above sea level. The region is notable for its karst topography and tall rugged hills of limestone. The terrain throughout the region is punctuated by a thin layer of topsoil and a large number of exposed rocks and boulders, making the region very dry and prone to flash flooding. Native vegetation in the region includes various yucca, prickly pear cactus, native grasses and wildflowers. The predominant trees in the region are Ashe Juniper, Shin Oak and Texas Live Oak. Soil is alkaline consisting of caliche and clay.
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Here are some more after Thanksgiving that I found:


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2 days ago

Jane said "I keep thinking that the water would need to filter through the rocks and then through decomposed granite or sand...or both? Am I just making this up?



Jane, you may have read something about "French drains".

I would recommend using a french drain.  Here are some threads that will help explain the concept:

https://permies.com/t/136531/install-rubble-trench-correctly

https://permies.com/t/138581/Sand-Gravel-Suffice-French-Drain

https://permies.com/t/18496/french-drain-system

https://permies.com/t/44338/french-drain-catch-water-wet

https://permies.com/t/1356/french-drain-pipe-water

If after reading these, you still need help just ask using my name and I maybe able to help with your questions.
2 days ago
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Judith, that sounds like a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Our daughter spent Wednesday night and then headed off to West Texas.

It was just the two of us for supper so we had brisket, little Au gratin muffins, and little apple tarts.

I will also miss the turkey carcass for bone broth and turkey noodle soup.
2 days ago
Happy Thanksgiving!

This year has been a little sad for me and many some other folks so here are some meme's to cheer you up or just give you a smile:


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3 days ago