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“East Texas: No Place for a Tenderfoot” copyright 2014, John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator
To those of you who are thinking of retiring to the farm life in East Texas, get prepared to find out, it is not like the old movies.
In our retirement almost a year and a half ago, my wife and I were excited to find a beautiful home on thirty acres in Eustace, Texas. My wife was the oldest of six on a two hundred acre farm in Celina, Texas, in her youth. Her Father was a true farmer, in the sense of what a farmer was about. Her memories from her childhood was neighbors were true neighbors in those day, in helping each other. In our new home in Eustace, which will be the home of our on going vineyard, we have found that is far from the realities of life in the country.
As a rule, we have found country folks standoffish, isolated and as the old saying goes, “They would not give a nickel to see a piss ant eat a bale of hay.” The worse thing we have found as new farm owners…
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“My Father’s Day Present” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Silver Star Winery of Texas
Her name is Violet. We have been buying raw milk from her Mother for over a year. She is an actual Jersey. Her Mother came from Jersey. She has beautiful markings on her. Currently, friends of ours with a farm in Kemp are keeping her for us until we get settled on our new farm home in Eustace, Texas.
“We Now Have High Quality Hay For Sale” copyright 2013, John J. Rigo, Silver Star Winery of Texas
We are proud to announce we now have high quality hay for sale from our first cutting. After placing over 4 tons of fertilizer on 22 acres we now have some of the most beautiful hay in Henderson County, Texas. They are fully secured, tied in twine in 5 foot round bales. In price they are “currently” $70 a bale. As the summer proceeds and the possibility exists of little rain, the price per round bale will increase. No need to make offers on this fine product, the prices will remain firm. Terms are, cash only, no checks, no money orders and loading and delivery is not available. We will be collecting tax for each purchase unless presented a current farm and or ranch exception certificate number. Contact John or Linda Stewart-Rigo at Silver Star Winery of Texas on 12551 FM Road 2709 in Eustace, Texas, phone: 903-425-4900. Another hint, look for the mail box with the security sign on it; to the right is the large sign at the gate opening which reads, “Silver Star Winery of Texas.” If there is no answer on your telephone call please leave a voice mail. Most calls returned within a business day.
- “Our First Baling of Hay For Sale” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Silver Star Winery of Texas (silverstarwineryoftexas.com)
“Our First Baling of Hay For Sale” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Silver Star Winery of Texas
Within a week to ten days our first cutting of hay with beautiful costal will be available for sale. The hay will only be available in 5 foot by 5 foot round bales. Selling price to be determined by current market conditions for such a high quality of hay. Delivery will not be available.