Category Archives: Native Texas Plants & Wildlife

Native Texas plants, trees & wildlife. Wild hogs, armadillos, Bois d’Arc trees, pasture flowers and more!

Trapping & Relocating An Armadillo

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Uh oh, something has burrowed beneath the rosemary by our back porch. We’re guessing it’s an armadillo. What a mess! So much dirt has been kicked up into the rock border of our porch and the burrow is obviously into the roots of my beloved rosemary plant.

But it’s hard to trap an armadillo because they’re not really attracted to bait. Come see what worked for us.

Armadillos are notoriously hard to trap. But we needed to relocate an armadillo from our yard. See what worked for us. #TexasHomesteader

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Bois d’Arc Trees are Beautiful & Functional Trees In Texas

by Texas Homesteader ~

We have many Bois d’Arc trees (aka: Osage Orange trees) on our property. I guess I’ve always just assumed people throughout the U.S. had them on their property too.

They pretty much grow wild here and we have these trees scattered throughout our property.

I love ’em, so I thought I’d write a little about these magnificent trees and how they’re used.

Bois d'Arc tree, also known as Osage Orange, Iron Wood, etc.

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Eliminating Mosquitoes: What Worked & What Didn’t!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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I need a surefire way to eliminate mosquitoes. You really do have to be careful and protect yourselves against their nasty bites. I’ve tried all the sure-fire remedies but none worked. But I did find one thing that worked beautifully. Come see. I've tried all the remedies you read about, none worked. Then a friend told me about these Mosquito Eradicator baits. I'm amazed! Success at last! #TexasHomesteader

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