Stocking Exotics On Your Texas Ranch

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Are you looking to add some diversity to your ranch? Exotic livestock are a great investment and an exciting hobby. Don’t be intimidated by the unknown. Exotics are easy to care for, and their benefits outweigh the extra work. “Exotic animals,” are defined as a species of game not indigenous to the state. The first exotic game introduced were a …

A Rancher’s Best Friend: How To Find The Best Texas Ranch Dog

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It’s often said that a dog is a man’s best friend, and nowhere is this truer than on the south Texas prairie. When you’re out there in the wild grasses under the big blue sky, a faithful canine companion for herding, protection, and friendship is truly invaluable. Just a few weeks ago, when 85-year-old Texas rancher J.R. Nicholson was taken …

Tax Exemptions For Texas Ranches

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Owning your very own Texas ranch is often its own reward, especially as you work with a sell my house fast company to sell your previous estate. It’s a true fulfillment of the American dream — the pride of knowing that you own the ground upon which you’re standing. Maybe you live on your ranch, or maybe it’s a private retreat for …

Happy Easter From Ruple Properties!

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Ruple Properties would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Easter! We hope the sun shines warmly on your worship services, family gatherings, egg-hunts, or however you celebrate. We all know that Easter activities center mostly around children, but where is all the fun for the adults? Did you know it’s always open season for rabbit and …

Five Texas Wildflowers For Your Summer Garden

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Wildflowers earned their name because they spread themselves freely without much help from planters and gardeners. It doesn’t matter if you own Texas ranch land or live on a block filled with Texas Hill Country homes, wildflowers are a set-it-and-forget-it kind of plant. Get them in the ground, give them some water, and they require little careafter that. They’re hardy, …

Gardening In Texas: 4 Experts Share Their Top Tips And Favorite Flavors

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The first thing that comes to mind when a lot of people hear, “Texas” is “dry heat.” It’s not the most conducive environment for lush landscapes or manicured gardens. Or is it? We talked to a handful of professionals – from authors to horticulturists – and got the truth about gardening in Texas. Whether you’re an experienced gardener, or you …

Venison Chili? Yes Please!

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CLOUDY? COLD? WET? ICE? SNOW? If you are in Texas, you have likely seen at least one of these weather conditions this week.  Personally, I think it is time to open the freezer and make some Venison Chili.   Thanks to Adam West, Executive Chef at The Porch Restaurant, we can all enjoy a warm dinner tonight.  If you are …

A Profitable Hunt: Turn Your Property Into A Private Texas Retreat

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The best hunting in Texas happens on private retreats, where animals are well cared for, the land is maintained, and the facilities supply for all your needs. But have you ever wondered what it takes to create that environment. If you have a rich Texas hunting ranch, you may have considered opening it to the public as a private hunting …

Understanding Mineral Rights In Texas

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In most countries around the world, minerals found in earth belong to the government. The United States is an exception, and here in Texas we have a long history of mineral rights that dates to 1869. Rich with natural resources, Texas is home to many types of minerals, some of which might be in your land. Oil and gas are …

3 Texas Farm Features To Look For

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Texas land is diverse and beautiful, and there is a lot of it! Beginning a search for the right piece of property for your ranch or farm may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help you. There are many things to consider when getting ready to purchase farmland. Here are the three most important: Location Fertile Terrain Water Source …