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Don’t mess with Texas wildlife

By Justin Green Wild animals are wild. Redundant, but apparently it needed to be said. Recently in Yellowstone National Park, tourists picked up a bison calf because they thought it might be cold. For hundreds of years, these magnificently powerful creatures have not only survived in the cold, but thrived in the weather. Have you [...]

Peach Compote

By Kelly Bogard Spring is in full swing with warmer days and stormier nights. Birds are singing and the days are starting to get longer. Roadside stands are popping up, and farmers markets are bustling with crowds. Fresh fruits and veggies fill each of them. Like peaches, plums and some berries at the peak of freshness. [...]

5 dirty truths on agriculture

By Julie Tomascik Farming and ranching is tough work. Downright dirty at times. Those long hours on the tractor, in the pasture or in the shop aren’t for everyone. Only a few choose to do it—about 2 percent, actually. Most of them clock in at a young age and never retire. And you should know [...]

Fiesta Chicken Salad

By Kelly Bogard Thanks to the crazy Texas weather over the past month, we've had quite a bit of rain. And the vegetation is really taking off in the central part of the state. Everything seems to be blooming all at once, making for some great colors and options at the grocery store. I like to get [...]

No ‘yolking’ around: It’s National Egg Month

By Jessica Domel Feeling a little fried? Scrambling for something to cook today? This month, we’re celebrating an eggcellent source of protein that is sure to please both your family and their taste buds. Whether you like them brown, white or even green, eggs are a versatile part of a balanced diet. At about 19 [...]

Strawberries & Cream Stuffed French Toast

By Kelly Bogard Being a mom is the most rewarding job I've ever had. I get to help shape and mold a little person into a responsible adult. I get to be there for the fun times. But also when she is sad. I get to kiss boo-boos and make costumes for school plays. What [...]