Hi, y'all, from Northeast Texas
I just found you! My name is Anj and I live in Northeast Texas, about 60 miles east of Dallas and 50 west of Tyler. I've been reading ever since stumbling across a link. Wonderful stuff here! I can see that I'm going to learn a lot. Right now some of the terminology is Greek to me, but I'm sure I'll learn.
My husband and I are raising our two granddaughters. My daughter was in a fatal car accident in 2006, and this is a difficult time of year for me. This year is better than last year and I'm hoping it will continue to get better each year. Life goes on.
In addition to raising our granddaughters, we inherited two horses from my daughter, then my husband bought one more for a total of three. We have 6 dogs right now, three of them are mastiffs, three of them are rescues. The dog population goes up and down depending on mastiff puppies. Oh, and we'll have one more horse addition sometime in the coming year.
We live on 42 acres with a combination of prairie/pasture and woodland/wetland with quite a few mesquite trees. Has anyone ever made mesquite flour (meal) from mesquite beans? I've made some biscuits with a portion of the flour out of mesquite. Umm-umm good! *grin* If you haven't figured it out, I'm a bit of a forager too. I love to find and use the wild things growing around here. We've been blessed with a lot: American persimmons, mustang grapes, mesquite, pyracantha, prickly pear and more.
Thanks for taking the time to read! I'm looking forward to reading more and learning more.