Wicking Bed

 I just installed this wicking bed in my own yard. If you are not familiar with wicking beds they water plants from below rather than above. They’re basically containers with water at the base and they act like a giant self-watering pot. The moisture is drawn up through the soil via a process called capillary […] Continue reading →

Paper Recycling in Leander

 I recycle my household and home office paper at Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Leander. The Abitibi program from the Paper Retriever donates money to the local schools or nonprofit organizations who host their containers. Click Here to see a paper recycling bin near you. Stretchy plastic film and plastic bags can be recycled in […] Continue reading →

EcoTourism in Central Texas and Beyond

 Ecotourism is a booming industry in Texas. During this hot time of the year, it’s challenging to stay cool while outdoors. Many Central Texas go swimming and more. Living in the Austin Texas area, I carry on the tradition of heading to the coast for vacations. My grandparents, Oscar and Betty Sandstrom went to Rockport Texas […] Continue reading →

Texas Veteran Home Loans

 In 1983, the Texas Legislature created the Veterans Land Board to administer the Veterans Housing Assistance Program also known as the VHAP, to assist Texas Veterans in purchasing a home. Eligible Texas Veterans are able to buy a home with a competitive, low-interest loan with little or no down-payment. Veterans, military members, and their spouses may receive up […] Continue reading →

Tesla Solar Roof for Sale Now

 Tesla Inc. is now accepting orders for its highly anticipated and aesthetically pleasing solar powered, electricity-generating roofs. The roofs are a mix of generating and non-generating solar tiles to maximize the cost efficiency each roof but both tiles look the same. The tiles are made to create an optical illusion. From street level, they appear […] Continue reading →

News on the Garey Ranch Property

Garey Ranch Tuscan Villa The Good Water Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists is having its first chapter meeting for 2017 this Thursday, January 12th. The presentation and discussion will be regarding the Garey Ranch gift to Georgetown and how it will be developed.  This ranch is a 525 acre property located on Highway 2243 just east of Ronald Reagan Blvd. […] Continue reading →