Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pure Luck Farms Cheese

We try to use fresh and local ingredients in our cooking whenever possible, and we're very proud to offer Pure Luck Farms Cheese here at our Texas bed and breakfast. Pure Luck Farms got started back in the late 1980's and was one of the first certified organic farms in Texas. In 1988 they started with a field of organic cucumbers and were fortunate to find a local buyer who was interested in purchasing organic vegetables. That company was Whole Foods. Obviously Whole Foods has grown some since then, as has Pure Luck. In 1995, after already having expanded into culinary herbs and fresh organic flowers, they made the decision to start a goat dairy. We're very glad they did because Pure Luck produces a wonderful Chevre goat cheese that we often use on our fresh garden salads.
Pure Luck makes a variety of award winning goat cheeses just down the road from the Inn Above Onion Creek, near Dripping Springs, TX. This year the 2009 American Cheese Society Awards took place in Austin, Texas and Pure Luck took home a trio of awards. The Basket Molded Chevre, Feta & Bleu Cheeses all won ribbons at this year's awards, and Pure Luck has bringing home American Cheese Society Awards since 2001, so they are gathering quite a collection of awards. We agree with the ACS, Pure Luck Farms makes some good goat cheese!

-Bootsie the Cat

Saturday, June 26, 2010

65th Annual VFW Rodeo in Wimberley, Texas

photo by Bob Phillips of Texas Country Reporter

The Fourth of July has arrived in the Texas Hill Country and that means the cowboys are back in Wimberley, Texas. The 65th annual VFW Rodeo takes place the first weekend in July and will officially kick off  Thursday the 1st. The Wimberley Rodeo, one of the largest outdoor rodeos in the world, is an exciting three day event that attracts cowboy's from across the country.  It is a sanctioned Pro Bull Riders Assoc. and Cowboys Professional Rodeo Assn. event, so expect to see some of the nation's top cowboys competing in events such as bull riding, roping events, bronc riding and barrel racing. There are lodging accommodations still available July 4th Weekend at the Inn Above Onion Creek Bed & Breakfast, which is conveniently located 12 miles from Wimberley, Texas.

-Bootsie the Cat