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October 30th, 2014

E. Coli & Salmonella in Beef

BY JAMES ANDREWS | OCTOBER 29, 2014 A widely held belief among food safety experts is that the U.S. beef industry has made enormous strides in the past two decades to reduce outbreaks and recalls associated with beef. One of the many measures initiated by industry to help reduce illness associated with beef has been […]






September 17th, 2014

Weddings & Receptions

The wedding MBA is very informative.  Trends continue to showcase rustic barn weddings and outdoor ceremonies – hurrah!  Wood is the number one material used and the colors are bold with eggplant, lime green and baby blue.  Guests counts are going down from an average of 175 to 100 and it seems the brides are […]






June 30th, 2014

Busy Wedding & Reception weekend in Welfare

Friday’s celebration was on the elegant side – a nice juxtaposition of black tux’s &  long sleek gown on the patio farm style tables under the lights. Saturday’s celebration was all about the blending of family and a picnic in the country. The photobooth told all and the more mature guests showed the youngsters how to […]






June 4th, 2014

Community Garden

We didn’t make it in time for Spring planting – mechanical problems – but we will be ready for the fall and I have read that El Nino will be with us so we should have some rain. This weekend we will fertilize and till weeds under. Plant cow pea cover crop. Keep posted if […]






January 25th, 2014

Cardoon Recipe

We have very impressive cardoons in the garden right now. They require more work to cook that to grow. The Italians and Spaniards are very well versed in cardoni, here in American not so much. They are in the artichoke family and look like a giant thistle of which we have many more then we want right now in the Hill country of Texas.