Category Archives: Native Texas Plants & Wildlife

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

Wordless Wednesday: Butterfly Is Winged Beauty

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As I was walking through the clover field I spied this colorful butterfly silently floating from bloom to bloom.

~TxH~

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Destructive Pests: Trapping Wild Hogs

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We have a wild hog problem here in NE Texas. Bad. So bad in fact that there’s no official ‘season’ for hunting them because they’re such an invasive, destructive nuisance.

Their sheer numbers are astonishing. They come through like a cloud, leaving nothing but tilled ground & deep holes behind them.

Terrible! 

So terrible that the game warden says you can hunt them at any time day or night, in any season. 

Wild hogs are destructive & plentiful. But they're just escaped domestic pigs - they're pork! See how we successfully trap them #TexasHomesteader

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The Lazy Cook’s Wild Plum Jelly Recipe – No Pectin Needed!

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There are several wild plum trees in our pasture. One of the trees produced enough plums this year for me to make this small batch of wild plum jelly.

Is there any more beautiful crimson color than what’s displayed from a jar of homemade wild plum jelly?

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How to Get Homestead Shade Trees For FREE!

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I really want a few shade trees in our yard. And serious bonus points are added if I can get those shade trees for FREE, #amiright??!!

After spending way too much money trying to get shade trees that would actually live in our yard, a lightbulb went off. Hummmmmm… What if…

I've been frustrated to buy, plant and lose so many trees since moving here. Come see how I've gotten homestead shade trees for FREE! #TexasHomesteader

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Wordless Wednesday: Wild Plums

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The fruits of a wild plum tree are tiny, only about the size of a cherry. But they make some delicious jelly! #TexasHomesteader The fruits of a wild plum tree are tiny, only about the size of a cherry. But they make some delicious jelly!

~TxH~

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