February 2014

There are 4 blog entries for February 2014.

Comfort Food – Part 2

Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 7:04pm. 852 Views, 0 Comments.

Comfort Food – Part 2

It seems, we were having winter during the week, and something like spring on the weekends. It was warm enough to get out and do a little yard work and consider all those wonderful garden plans ... before the relatively icy cold drove us indoors again, and to consider hearty, warming comfort food for dinner. Nope, winter is not the time for Salad Nicoise, or for gazpacho. Those are summer dishes; winter is for fortifying soups and stews, for sturdy casseroles of macaroni and cheese ... and meat loaf.

The classic meatloaf that Mom used to make was based on ground beef; back in the day, ground beef was about the cheapest meat protein out there. Mom and other frugal cooks had extensive repertoires of main dishes utilizing it; no

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Lets Rodeo San Antonio

Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 9:29pm. 970 Views, 0 Comments.

At the Stock Show and Rodeo

by Celia Hayes


Get Along Little Doggies by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comThis wasn't something that we had thought about for ourselves – going to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo at the AT&T Center – but a friend of ours had two tickets for Sunday, couldn't use them, and offered them to us. In spite of having grown up riding horses, and with neighbors who kept horses and the occasional cow, and chickens, et center – we had never been to a rodeo. In spite of writing extensively about cowboys, cattle drives and livestock ranching in South Texas, I had never been to the San Antonio Stock Show, either. So – it was about time. A particularly handy bit of advice came from another neighbor; don't drive down to the AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum, he said; go to Randolph Park and

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The Guadalupe River Texas Parks and Wildlife

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 11:43am. 1,770 Views, 0 Comments.

The Guadalupe River

This story traces the Guadalupe River from its headwaters all the way down to the Gulf, highlighting some of the things you see and can do along the way. For more on Texas rivers, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/landwater/

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Front Porch Finale

Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 9:14am. 906 Views, 0 Comments.

Leaping into Spring Projects

by Celia Hayes

Entryway with Porch - Nearly Complete by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comIn between those days of bone-chilling cold, my daughter and I finished up the raised flower-bed part of the entryway to the house this week. The stump of the photinia is buried deep in garden soil, home-brewed compost, with a layer of weed barrier on top of that, and a thin layer of river rock on top of that. We visited Lowe's over the weekend and were sorely tempted – and succumbed to several interesting varieties of day-lily and gladiola corms, and a rose-bush. I might, at a later date, put in some lavender plants, as the soil mix in the raised bed is just what they like; sandy, easily drained, full of good nutritious compost – the very opposite of the heavy clay which occurs naturally around here.

Narrow Bed Alongside Walkway by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com

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