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HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

VEGETABLES ... FOREVER ...


The Pleasanton Express has loved seeing newbie and experienced gardeners’ photos during the last few weeks. We want to see more! We are starting a contest, “How does your garden grow?” We want to see photos of your freshly grown tomatoes, crispy cucumbers and ears of sweet corn from your home gardens. Send us your photos of your vegetable or […]

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We are still wanting to organize a communitywide yard sale as soon as people feel safe attending. I will announce it as soon as we have set a definite date. I think we are all ready to get out and enjoy a little bit of yard sale-ing and visiting one another again. As a reminder, even if you don’t live […]

Littered with Progress

On the Edge of Common Sense

The other day on the internet, I saw an old commercial of a semi truck that had these words painted on the side: JONNY KAT, KITTY LITTER. For some reason that had a profound affect on me. Imagine a semi full of kitty litter! Forty thousand pounds of scented, colored and packaged cat box contents! That has to say something […]

Irrigation tips for lawns during summer

Even as summer temperatures rise, watering too frequently can be a home dweller’s biggest mistake when trying to cultivate the perfect lawn or landscape, Texas A&M AgriLife experts agree. “In most cases you shouldn’t need to water more than once a week,” said Guy Fipps, Ph.D., professor and state irrigation specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in College […]

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

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The Pleasanton Express has loved seeing newbie and experienced gardeners’ photos during the last few weeks. We want to see more! We are starting a contest, “How does your garden grow?” We want to see photos of your freshly grown tomatoes, crispy cucumbers and ears of sweet corn from your home gardens. Send us your photos of your vegetable or […]

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Here are the last two of the five major historical events that happened in the Texas Hill Country. 4. A German Prince Settles New Braunfels, 1845 Prince Carl of Solms- Braunfels officially established New Braunfels. This came as no easy feat as the prince asked to be removed as Commissioner General just a year earlier. Apparently, he was disillusioned with […]

Another White Horse Just Rode By

On the Edge of Common Sense

Another white horse just rode by. guess I saw him comin’ I felt him breathin’ down my neck, I heard his hoofbeats drummin’. I’ve seen ‘em pass this way before. They mark the separation Of mossy horns from yearlin’ bucks. Each one’s a generation. I saw one pass at seventeen, at thirty-five and fifty They rode by loud and brave […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. We had a cedar elm tree die of hypoxylon canker. The arborist involved made it sound like that there was nothing to do to protect the other trees in the vicinity from becoming infected. That cannot be right can it? A. I am afraid that is pretty much correct. The disease infects trees that are growing in poor conditions […]

Upcoming county event

Hands on Beef Showmanship Clinic Scheduled August 8, 9:30—11:30 a.m. Individuals showing haltered heifers or steers should make plans to attend a showmanship clinic scheduled for Saturday, August 8, at 9:30 a.m. at Cowboy Fellowship in Jourdanton. An RSVP is requested by Friday, August 7, by calling the Atascosa County Extension Office at 830- 569-0034. We look forward to seeing […]

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers Ingredients: Zucchini flowers 1 whipped cream cheese package 1 shredded triple cheddar blend package (fine) 1 egg yolk Pinch of cayenne Salt & pepper to taste Tempura batter Directions: Blanch flowers in scalding water for a few seconds only. Quickly place in an ice bath then place on lined sheet pan with paper towels. **DO NOT BLOT […]


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