“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. 

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“Weeds and not Daisies” copyright 2013, John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator

"They are Weeds and not Flowers!"

“They are Weeds and not Flowers!”

Yesterday I shouted at my wife in excitement, “Honey there are wild Daisies growing in front of our house with butterflies all over them.”  My wife had a hardy laugh in her response, “Sweetheart those are weeds and not Daisies.”  To say the least, I did feel a little foolish.

You see I am not all city boy being born and raised in the city of New York.  From the time I was about 10 years old I got to spent every summer on a dairy farm in upstate New York under the “Fresh Air Fund.”  The fund was designed to take poor boys of families in New York City and render them the opportunity to live on a farm for the summer.  From age 13 on they were expected to actually work on those farms, which I did till age 16.

Truthfully even those yellow weeds are many, they still look like flowers to me!  Click picture above and after download note the fields of pretty yellow weeds I now have in front of our future vineyard and winery.