Precious Water

Precious Water

Living in the Texas Hill Country area makes one keenly aware of how precious water is. One of the important meetings we have had recently was with a rainwater expert. We are thrilled with the design that is coming together for us to be able to collect rainwater from a couple significant buildings making it possible for us to look after the water needs of our guests with rainwater. The release of the findings of the recent UT study on the water sustainability challenges coming to the Hill Country is sobering. We want to not only do the right thing at The Cedars but want to be a place that can model it and highlight the beauty of sustainability. (Click here for an article on the recent UT study)

The UT study also highlights the importance of landscaping that doesn’t require a lot of water use. We are happy to be employing water conscious landscaping strategies at The Cedars, with the help of XeriSmart Water Solutions. Check out our flourishing new vines bordering our garden area this week, recommended by XeriSmart due to their minimal water requirements.


From day one we have been owners that want to be active in the transformation of the land. That has included Bill and Marilyn cutting down limbs and trees with an electric chainsaw and now includes Bill (so far) fixing the driveway and moving mulch in our ‘new-to-us’ Kubota tractor. To say Bill is having fun with this would be an understatement!

What a beautiful array of spring flowers this week, after all that welcome rain …

No Texas ranch is complete without Bluebonnets! We had to plant some in addition to the pound of seed we scattered. They aren't much of a show this year but they will be!

Until next week,

Bill & Marilyn.

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