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Around the Square
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014

They’re heeeeeeeerrrrre.

Lupinus texensis.

In all their glory.

Bluebonnets.

Here, there, and everywhere.

Thanks to the rains we had.

And the hard freezes.

Moisture is moisture.

And they’re comin’ on.

As is every leafy, green thing.

That’s Spring for ya.

And there’s lots to do.

Much of it you can find in Texas Co-Op Power.

That’s the monthly magazine that Central Texas Electric Co-Op publishes.

It’s chock full of informative articles, history, recipes, and photos.

And advertisements related to rural life.

One ad sells Reds, Silver-Laced Wyandottes, Light Brahmas, Cinnamon Queens, Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, Ameraucanas, Black Australorps.

Cows?

Rabbits?

Bulbs?

Nope.

They also offer your basic White and Red Leghorns.

Yep.

Chicks.

Get ‘em while they’re young.

You can call for a free color brochure.

Maybe it’s time for a 2014 John Deere Tractor 3032E, 32 HP, Hydro Transmission, 4-wheel drive.

Includes 305 Loader, 5-foot Box Blade, 5-foot Rotary Cutter.

And insulated Canopy Top, Post Hole Digger, and 16-foot HD Ranch King Trailer with ramps.

All made in the USA.

Only $22,498.

Then there’s your Self-Feeding Dr. Chipper.

Picture that!

Chews up branches five inches thick.

Or how about a Dr. Field and Brush Mower.

(These are some kinda doctors.)

Cuts 8-foot high grass.

Three-inch thick saplings.

And tough brush (is there any other kind?).

And it chops everything into small pieces.

(The key word here being “everything.”)

Whoa.

And if that doesn’t do it for you, try Dr. Stump Grinder.

It takes 360 bites per second, pulverizing stumps into a pile of wood chips.

That’ll put any beaver to shame.

And it grinds any size tree stump until it’s below ground level.

Good projects for Spring.

The CTEC magazine also has ads for pole barns.

Solar systems.

Metal buildings.

Walk-in bathtubs.

Above-ground pools.

And most importantly…after all that chipping, grinding, mowing, clearing, blowing, and a-going…

Hearing aids.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square with her canine assistant, Buster.

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