Everyone has a tractor in Texas. Some people have small ones and some have big ones. More tractor photos later.
There is only one grocery store in San Marcos even though it's not a small town. The grocery store is named H.E.B. I am told this stands for Harry E. Butts - the founder of HEB. The grocery checker says, "How y'all doin?" when you come up to the counter. Everyone says, "y'all" here.
Since we are near Austin, there is a lot of good music on the radio. The South by Southwest Festival begins this week with hundreds of bands playing in hundreds of venues all around the city. We are going out to hear some music tonight.
The Tybobwowsky ranchette is in the middle of a kind of enclave of artists who work with ceramics and found objects. This will be the subject of the next blog post. Stay tuned!