There is a beauty found no where else as it is in East Texas at Sundown. This is especially so when one has open pasture land over twenty-nine acres with open sky. There is nothing else like it. When I visit in what will be 0ur soon past primary home in McKinney, I can hardly breath with the homes being so close by, even though I am blessed with a very large golf course lot overlooking a 50,000 gallon pool with views from seven rooms in the home. Just walking the land on our farm at various parts of the day renders one a freedom of spirit that is like no other. Take time to click each of these pictures. Be patient in the download time. Take time to note the beauty of the detail and the beauty of the open sky.
“The Process of Planting Two Dozen Fruit Trees” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator
The above picture shows a landscaper in the process of planting two dozen fruit trees on the Silver Star Winery of Texas.
“The Gift of Our Water” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator
In the purchase of our new farm, having the best in water available to the property was our first requirement. We are proud to relate that our farm and future vineyard is on the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer. It is known to be the finest ground water in the country. It comes from the well behind our home. The water in its recent tests was tested to be “Perfect.” In fact, the same water that Ozarka bottles for their water, is the same water that comes out of our well. This will be the water that will water our vineyard, as well as our future vegetable and fruit production, with additional great water for our cattle production.
“Our Garden Beds…Beginnings” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator
The following pictures were taken today of our upcoming three-quarters of an acre private gardens. Included are the beginnings of raised beds with potatoes and onions planted including various fruit trees planted in one corner. In this day and age of rapidly raising food prices and questionable chemically treated vegetables and fruits, family health in proper eating with safe food has become a priority to many.
Welcome to the Silver Star Farm and Ranch of Eustace, Texas
This first posting represents the beginning a dream for both Linda Stewart Rigo and her husband, John J. Rigo in their purchase of this twenty-nine acre farm in Eustace, Texas. It is located at 12551 FM Road 2709, one mile from Highway 175, nine miles from Gun Barrel City and ten miles from Athens, Texas.
It is the eventual goal of the owners of this property in coming to fruition, to be a working farm and ranch providing fruits and vegetables to the marketplace, including a By-Invitation-Only-Private-Star-Club, consisting of a “Botique Vineyard” (copyrighted), and a wine-tasting room. Cattle will also be provided on the grazing portion of the property.
Take time to view our Blog with WordPress to see our continued development. If you ever thought of having a vineyard of your own, watch our progress as we will render photo’s and explanation of the transitional stages of our dream. This last week we just returned from a week’s trip to UC at Davis in Sacramento, California, where we took various vineyard courses to assist in establishing on our behalf, this dream of a lifetime. We now have become an official.com with our address now being: http://silverstarfarmandranchoftexas.com