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.
‘C’mon Gav, finish up those dishes, we’ve got guests.’ A heavily tattooed Nick Cantrell yells over his shoulder to his nine year-old son, Gavin, who has been zooming through the grass at Rain Lily Farm, his dog Wade at his side. Nick stands in front of a makeshift prep table set with all the makings of a feast. Behind him sits his home on four wheels, a white sprinter van, retrofitted to be the ideal man cave.
“I like to be mobile, to travel whenever I want” says Nick as he slices into potatoes with insides closer to purple geodes than common root vegetables.
Sunday, March 5th, 3:30-5:30pm, CRAFT
Think Beyonce is chic? You haven’t seen nothing yet! Come learn about the original Queen Bee, the honey bee! The ultimate girl power species, a honey bee hive is comprised of more than 90% females, who make all the decisions and perform all the labor in a hive. Join us to learn all about honey bee biology and the behavior of this fascinating species. The majority of the class will focus on how to get started as an urban beekeeper,
I’m Andy and I’m a new dad. Our baby girl, Ava Grace, arrived in August and she is a giggly sweet little girl. Sleep is intermittent, diapers cost a fortune, and date nights have become a bit more challenging. These are things I expected. No problem. I can do that. In my attempt to be a good husband though, I asked my wife soon after Ava was born what I could do around the house to help. Her response was frightening: “All I need is for you to make sure that I’m fed.” What,