Homemade Ice Cream

Friday afternoons in the summer usually find some local food purveyors setting up shop on the porch in the Ghost Town – the alternate location for buying local when the Community Garden Farmers Market is not in session. Depending on what’s in season or what someone feels like making that week, you could find anything…

Dance in the Rain

Desert dwellers are known to dance in the rain – especially when it’s been a long dry spell, but those of us who live off-grid, i.e. on solar power and water catchment probably dance a little more joyfully than those who live with grid electricity and “city” water. We become absolutely giddy while watching the…

Sweet Relief

Summer in Terlingua will very quickly weed out the faint of heart, and June is the month that is usually the most brutal. It brings blazing heat without the cooling relief of the afternoon thunderstorms we get in July and August.  This is the month during which tourists who thought they wanted to live here…

Music and Horses at the Porch

It’s been a while since I had time to enjoy a Sunday afternoon on the Ghost Town Porch, but this afternoon I joined a friend for a couple of hours of relaxing and socializing Terlingua style.  I had forgotten how much fun it is.  Visiting with friends, enjoying some impromptu music, and watching puppies be…