Our house

Dripping Springs, TX


We moved from Houston, Texas to (near) Dripping Springs in July, 2013. We love it here and, except for missing a few friends, do not miss Houston at all. Our house is on 1.5 acres with a totally rural environment of the Texas hill country, yet close enough (9 miles) from civilization that we don't miss out on all the advantages of stores and employment (Pam is a professor at Texas State U). We cannot see our next door neighbors' houses and there are very few restrictions.


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Front of house during Bluebonnet season
Deer in front "yard"

Front porch

(note the Amish built rocking chairs)

Front porch
Alamo Gate to side yard

Side yard (click here for description)



Front Door
Living room (facing west)
Living room (facing east)
Living room (facing south)
Bar (it's supposed to be a small dining room)
Master bedroom
Master bath
Front Guest Bedroom
Front Guest Bathroom
Kitchen (photo bomb by Mickey the dog)

Dining area

(deer feeding outside)


"The Apartment"

The people that built the house had a mother-in-law living with them,

so they essentially split the house into two living quarters. All we have to do is

close a door at the kitchen, and the house is separate. It is great for guests. The "apartment" has a bedroom,

a full bath, full kitchen, a den (that we use as a TV room), dining area, utility room with washer / dryer hookup

(we use as a small office), and a private porch.

Den (facting north)
Den (facing south)
Dining Area

Out back

When weather permits, Pam and I like to spend as much time as possible on the back porch. Looking at the birds at the bird feeder, listening and looking at the lily and koi pond, enjoying our chickens scratching for bugs, and looking at the plants in the flower garden offer a relaxing time. We also have an organic vegetable garden that gives us a lot of satisfaction. To the side, I have an outdoor kitchen and a "man cave". The man cave stores lots of cooking equipment, canning supplies, and ammunition reloading equipment.

Lily / Koi Pond

Koi feeding

Japanese Maple Tree and Invisible fountain

Bird feeders and chickens

Chickens have a symbiotic relationship with the wild birds. The birds waste a lot of seed, and the chickens pick it up off the ground. Makes the chickens happy, and keeps weeds from sprouting in my garden.

Click here for birds seen at the feeder

Back porch

Man cave

Cooking equipment, canning supply storage, ammunition reloading station

Flower garden panoramic (click to enlarge)

Chicken coops

Vegetable garden

Tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapenos, serranos, snow peas, green beans,

red and yellow onions, spinach, lettuce, artichoke, garlic, carrots, poblano

Herb garden

Basil, oregano, Italian parsley, margoram, French tarregon,

fennel, dill, sage, chives, thyme, mint, lemongrass

Outdoor Kitchen