Category: alamo springs ranch

In the Throes of Oak Wilt Woes

Look around you on the ranch and it’s easy to spot victims of this killer fungus. I drive around and think “what a shame” and “so glad it hasn’t hit our trees in the front”. Regretfully our luck has run out.…

Don't mess with Texas or the Alamo Springs Cafe

On Saturday, March 27, 2010, at approximately 10:00 pm a lone gunman, armed with an automatic weapon, robbed the Alamo Springs Cafe. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash and was later apprehended by the police department at the…

Purple Martins

It’s time to put your purple martin house up. Scouts have been spotted in San Antonio. If you know what I’m referring to this should bring a smile to your face. If you don’t…you’re missing out on great wildlife experience.…

It's Monarch Migration Time!

October 17th – 18th, 2009  Wildseed Farms Monarch Celebration at Wildseed Farms is held each year in October to coincide with the Monarch butterflies’ migration stopover in the Texas hill country.  Held in conjunction with the University of Kansas project…

What a Difference a Rain Makes

  Drought conditions at their worst since the 1950s An unusually hot and mostly dry weather pattern in place since early June has caused drought conditions to deteriorate to levels not in evidence since the drought of the 1950s. According…

Alamo Springs Ranch Community To Rebuild Destroyed Home

By Steve Roldan KSAT.comPOSTED: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, UPDATED: 6:17 pm CDT August 25, 2009   SAN ANTONIO — It’s a small community in Kendall County now picking up the pieces after a large brush fire.  The fire burned through…

Nevermind About WMA.

Spoke with Rufus Stephens, State Biologist for our area, and he confirmed that one must qualify first for an agricultural valuation (Ag Exemption) before converting to wildlife management. The main reasoning is that it would negatively effect tax revenue for…

Alamo Springs Ranch Wildlife Management Association???

I’ve been trying to figure out how to qualify our property for a wildlife management valuation (similar to Ag Exemption) without building fences and grazing cattle. (My beloved had the idea of an Ag Exemption for keeping Bee Hives for…

Bufo Valliceps – Gulf Coast Toad

Had a visitor recently. My beloved and I took our lawn chairs out to watch the meteor shower August 11th. Although we were one day early I figured we’d see some wayward, date-challenged meteors. Anyway, on the way out to the yard…

Indian Trail Through Alamo Springs Ranch

I had the pleasure of meeting Joe Cooper and his bride Juanita last year. Joe lives in Boerne and has compiled a website, http://voicesofthetexashills.org/ , that has a plethora of information on the history of the Texas hill country. What put me…