The Sun Will Come Out…Tomorrow.

With the humidity sticking to our foreheads underneath the unrelenting sun and the bees buzzing a little too close for comfort, my friend, Rachel, traces a thorny branch with her fingers deep into one of our overgrown rosebushes. “The perfect place to cut back,” she says while gripping the branch at its fork in the …

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Shatter Happens

I've been piddling around the house this afternoon, windows open, a gray-scale sky dimly lighting our living room – the wind chimes that King Ranch gave to me gently sing their deep-belly, hollow tune on the back porch. A few birds chirp merrily and in the distance, a riding lawnmower hums. Little Foot is down …

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Cock-a-doodle-DOH!

We’ve got some visitors this week. Backstory: It took us a few weeks to figure out just how many roosters and chickens became ours when making the deal on the house. (This is Texas, after all. It’s not strange that our deal makin’ includes trading of livestock and other farm animals.) And unlike many (what …

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Howdy!

Greetings from the blogosphere! And thank you for visiting. By way of introduction, my name is Jess, and this is my donkumentary. You may be asking yourself, "what's the deal with the donkey?" Well, I'll tell you: A month ago, my husband, my baby, my two dogs and I gave up big city life and …

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