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June 21st, 2017

Lots and lots of tomatoes ripening

Ok what’s the opinion on pruning back the tomato plants in July for a fall havest .  i have done it on plants that didn’t produce that well in years past and did get some fruit?  Start seeds in the shade and put out in late August? Let me know what you have done.






February 21st, 2017

up-coming wine tasting events in Welfare, Texas

TEXAS WINE TASTING SCHEDULE –  WELFARE CAFE, IN THE HEART OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY • March 19th: Kuhlman • April 9th: Newsom We are currently working on the rest of the schedule – so check back! CALL TO MAKE RESERVATIONS 830.537.3700 “WELFARE WINERS” GET 15% OFF WINE PURCHASES






February 7th, 2017

The Garden

This Week in The Welfare Garden – Had 10 yds of compost delivered. Working on Hugels (Hugel Kulture) = digging trench filling with wood and covering with soil to make a berm on the contour line for rainwater catchment. Fortunately for me, I have my trusty helper Chris. Chris and EZ my other trusty helper […]






April 20th, 2015

William Chris Wines & Welfare Cafe’ 5/14/15

Who: William Chris Wines & Welfare Café When: May 14th at 7:00 pm Where: The Goat Barn in Welfare Texas What: Tasting 6 wines with paired small bites The story – not the whole story Bill Blackmon holds 30 years of winegrowing experience in Texas, having planted and managed several of the state’s earliest and […]






December 30th, 2014

Welcome to the Wine Bar in the Loft

If the Texas Hill Country was not charming enough already – Welfare, TX just added another reason to make it your weekend destination. The new Wine Bar in Welfare is now open in the cozy loft of our renovated Goat Barn. Offering a wine list that boasts Texas’ finest in addition to favorites from all […]






December 16th, 2014

Names on the wedding invitation as hosts

Invitation Wording When Only Bride’s Parents Fund Wedding If the parents of the bride are funding the wedding, is it correct NOT to list the groom’s parents on the invitation? Anonymous The invitation for the traditional wedding hosted by the bride’s parents does not list the groom’s parents. Since the groom’s family is not expected […]






November 5th, 2014

Weddings & Receptions

I have been asked to find a source for linen table cloth and napkin rentals around Boerne.  Must have enough for 100 guests and not be white.  Let me know if you know of anyone? Call Gaby 210.884.4616






November 5th, 2014

The Garden

Three inches of rain so far. Picked green and yellow beans yesterday. The radishes are prolific – going on every salad this week or with a cheese plate. Kohlrabi in the ground with the cabbage and broccoli – hope it doesn’t freeze for any length of time!






October 30th, 2014

To sparkle or not to sparkle

Why Wedding Sparklers? By Carla – WeddingCollectibles.com ~ September 1st, 2014 ~ Wedding Planning What Do You Think? Photo: The Wedding Sparkler Store, “Wedding Sparkler Bundles”. A fun trend that is easily turning into a new wedding tradition is having wedding sparklers at your wedding to send you off in style. Wedding sparklers are great […]






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