How To Help Our Farmers and Neighbors
Tens of thousands of members of our Texas community are suffering loss and displacement, while the agricultural community is impacted as well — flooded fields, damage to property and equipment, and acres upon acres of lost crops (as seen below in the photos provided by Gundermann Acres in Wharton County).
Farmhouse’s purpose is to support family-owned local farmers and ranchers in their mission to raise clean, wholesome food – and to distribute that food to communities throughout Texas.
There’s nothing like a hot and humid Texas summer to make you want to hunker down in your skivvies and spend the day getting up close and personal with your air conditioner.
Unfortunately we can’t change the weather, but we do want to help you make the most of your summer. Position your tv close to the ac and binge on these food-centric features on Netflix or throw on your airiest dresses and shorts and high-tail it to these indoor events all over Texas that are sure to be chill.
The 21st of June marks the summer solstice. On this day the sun rises early, swathing the world in light and then stays with us a little while longer before making way for cool evening glow of the moon. Throughout the world different cultures take advantage of extended hours of sunshine to celebrate the often inexplicable marvels of mother nature. There’s more than enough to cherish here in Texas so we’ve compiled a list of ideas for honoring the Solstice here at home.
Host a Summer Solstice Meal
There’s no better way we can think of to celebrate the longest day of the year than by surrounding ourselves with good people and good food.
You don’t have to go very far to get a taste of a different side of Texas. This Father’s Day, ditch the daily routine, pile the family in the car and set your sights on adventure.
Get your Fill of BBQ in Lockhart Texas
When you get a hankering for authentic barbecue, look no further than Lockhart,Texas. We can’t promise there won’t be lines, but trust us, this is the real deal. Head out to Black’s BBQ, the oldest BBQ place owned by a single family in all of Texas.
Drive four miles southwest of McDade, Texas and you can see the remains of old homesteads popping up in the rolling grassland, here and there an old water well or stone chimney. This can be said of many rural routes shooting out of towns across the country. But on FM 2336, if you look closely, you can also see pieces of old army barracks and bullet holes. In the early 1940s, the community of Oak Hill was sacrificed for the war effort and became the largest Army training base in Texas and eventually a German Prisoner of War camp.