LAKE DALLAS — Rafael Ferrer took a moment to adjust his glasses, which had slipped down his nose a little in the noonday heat as he pumped more gas into the tank of his compact car. Ferrer saw the big numbers in the red-light display from the freeway as he headed into work Monday morning: $3.15 a gallon.
Denton County received plenty of rainfall last week, but soon it’ll be time to think about watering our trees, lawns and landscapes again. Always remember that our irrigation systems supplement the rain, not the other way around.
A lot of people are down on home ownership these days, some for good reason.
Fresh melons and berries fill the aisles of grocery stores and markets. Roadside produce stands full of homegrown fruits and vegetables are seen along the highway. All of these are signs that summer is here and so is a bounty of fresh produce.
The Texas summer weather can be hard on pond fish. Oxygen depletion in ponds is one of the most common problems in hot weather because warm water holds less oxygen than cool water. Fish also have higher metabolic rates in warm water, which can also increase their need for oxygen.
We should always be grateful for small things. This year I am grateful to French economist Thomas Piketty and his best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. I haven’t read the entire 700-page tome yet, and I have some questions about how he translates the wealth concentration of 19th-century landed gentry in France to the wealth creation/destruction maelstrom of the United States, but I’m still grateful.
Every day since opening its doors, Bet the House BBQ has sold out before getting to dinner service. Open for just one week, owners Cody Smithers and Shawn Eagle are still getting into the swing of things. The two friends have cooked together for years, branched into catering in 2012, and toyed with the idea of a restaurant since.
I’m a minimalist by nature, but sometimes the right tool or piece of gear can make a real difference in performing a task. Much like a well-fitting pair of shoes can make a run easier, the right garden tool can make your work easier.
Q: There is a very common contingency that no one seems to plan for. Everything is planned for couples — two Social Security checks, two retirement funds, etc. Since most of us are not fortunate enough to go out together, one will almost certainly be left to get along with half the income while our expenses stay essentially the same.
Did you know that people who eat breakfast are significantly less likely to be obese and diabetic than those who usually don’t? Unfortunately, many breakfast foods contain a lot of sugar and have been stripped of their natural nutrients.
Here’s a dilemma lots of people face: “I have a financial adviser I trust, but I am wondering if I would be better off doing some things on my own.” Reader B.A. asked that question recently.
Some decisions involve a lot of money, but really aren’t about money. Buying a home or condo, for instance, is the largest financial commitment that most of us ever make. Money is a guiding consideration, but it is not the most important.
It’s about that time of year again — time to show off what you’ve grown in your garden at the Denton County Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Flower Show. This is a great event to participate in, even as a beginning gardener, and there are cash prizes!
Stewardship, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.” For this article, I want to focus more specifically on land stewardship.
Do you suffer from Intermediary Drain?
The day before the April hail storm struck in Denton, Jason and Brandi Weir decided business was doing well enough at their 5W Collision Repair that they could start donating some of their profits to charity.
“You might be a brain surgeon — but would you operate on your own head?”
The 2013-14 school year is coming to a close and here in Denton County, the 4-H’ers are coming together for annual celebrations, awards and scholarships.