Month: April 2021

Tree Ducks Find the Feeder!

Built out of left-over PVC pieces and hardware cloth, this raised feeder with a store-bought feed bin finally saw some action. Known as Black-bellied tree ducks or Mexican whistling ducks, these birds nest in tree crags. Beautiful if somewhat subdued plumage, they actually sound as if they are whistling when in flight. More info below. […]

Small Tract Feeding Frenzy!

In an earlier post, I mentioned that smaller rural tracts were in great demand here in Medina Co. This was not reflected in the stats from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M, so I asked what size acreage was being tracked. Turns out, the tract size was concealing the boom. Once adjusted for 50 […]

Stress Driving Buyers Out to the Country

The last 18 months have been increasingly stressful for Texans.  This seems to have resulted in a “land boom” for country tracts.  In a very interesting article from Bizjournals, Dr. Charles Gilliland from the Texas A&M Real Estate Center reports a 28.9% increase in rural land sales.  I have experienced this surge here in Medina […]