“New Heifer Calf to our Herd” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Silver Star Winery of Texas

A New Addition to our family at Silver Star Winery of Texas.

Texas Poetry

 

 

Her name is “Pumpkin.”  Note her color where the name comes from.  She is very bonded to “Violet.”  She is a “Brangus” calf.

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Our Inspiration: Mitas Hill Vineyards: A Little Slice of Heaven in McKinney

 

 

Our Inspiration: Mitas Hill Vineyards outside of McKinney Texas.

Our Inspiration: Mitas Hill Vineyards outside of McKinney Texas.

Mitas Hill Vineyards: A Little Slice of Heaven in McKinneyThe foregoing link is to a winery just outside of our former home in McKinney, Texas.  It was the Mitas family that inspired us to move forward and purchase “Silver Star Winery of Texas.”  Read all about this wonderful family and their dream coming into reality.

“Thank You to Reynolds of New York” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator

 

 

Horses feeding on the finest hay in Henderson County at Silver Star Winery of Texas.

Horses feeding on the finest hay in Henderson County at Silver Star Winery of Texas.

Future high quality hay at Silver Star Winery of Texas.

Future high quality hay at Silver Star Winery of Texas.

My thanks and appreciation go out to Mr. Reynolds of Reynolds of New York, a Fertilizer Broker and distributor for the Henderson County area of Texas.  Yesterday his company placed four tons, eight thousand pounds of fertilizer,  spread on 22 acres of our farm in Eustace for hay production for first cuttings in early June. 

While in process of preparing on farm for our future vineyard and winery, we plan on also having the finest hay in the area available for future sale.  If you own horses in the area and want the finest hay available for their feed, be sure to contact us.  Our hay will be on sale in early June and July.

I may note that other Fertilizer Brokers in the area indicated that we were basically “tenderfoots” and “needed to raise-up in the peeking order” to get Fertilizer service.  With higher prices quoted for services, one broker indicated we would be lucky to find anyone to spread our 30 acre farm until mid July 2013.  Reynolds had no problem being available within the day we called to spread and at a much better price for like and same. 

“Sundown at Silver Star Winery of Texas” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Co-Owner

Sundown at Silver Star Winery of Texas I

Sundown at Silver Star Winery of Texas I

Sundown at Silver Star Winery of Texas II

Sundown at Silver Star Winery of Texas II

There is a beauty found no where else as it is in East Texas at Sundown.  This is especially so when one has open pasture land over twenty-nine acres with open sky.  There is nothing else like it.  When I visit in what will be 0ur soon past primary home in McKinney, I can hardly breath with the homes being so close by, even though I am blessed with a very large golf course lot overlooking a 50,000 gallon pool with views from seven rooms in the home. Just walking the land on our farm at various parts of the day renders one a freedom of spirit that is like no other. Take time to click each of these pictures.  Be patient in the download time.  Take time to note the beauty of the detail and the beauty of the open sky.

“The Process of Planting Two Dozen Fruit Trees” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator

Process of planting two dozen fruit trees on Silver Star Winery of Texas.

Process of planting two dozen fruit trees on Silver Star Winery of Texas.

The above picture shows a landscaper in the process of planting two dozen fruit trees on the Silver Star Winery of Texas.