One of the unique features we have here at Memory Lane is our
My curiosity was piqued a few years ago when I readthis
articleon keyhole gardening.
Keyhole gardens are designed to assist people living
in very dry climates to grow spectacular gardens with very little water. In some remote regions people have to carry water daily from quite a distance.
Keyhole gardens are 6 feet round by design, with a
notch or keyhole cut into the circle.
If you have visited
Memory Lane Photo Spot you have seen our tiny houses.
What is a tiny house?
Misconceptions abound! Let’s start with what a tiny house isNOT.
A tiny house is not a shed, it’s not a “cuartito” (small room) and it’s
not a children’s play house.
A tiny house is a
fully functional but tiny sized home.
Most tiny houses are less than 500 square feet. They are designed to be a full time dwelling
for one or two people.
This historic home is
100 yrs old! It is very unusual to find
homes of this age in our area. While the
exact date of the building is not known, it is believed to be built between
1912 and 1915. Think for a moment about
what else was happening in the world at that time. The Titanic took its ill fated maiden voyage in
1912. In 1913 Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated
as president. And sadly, 1914 saw the
beginning of WWI.
Many of the large
windows which adorn the home are original.
September 16, 2014
We have experienced an unusually rainy week here in South Texas.
Yesterday when we went out the north entrance (see previous post) we found an unexpected, but quite welcome, guest! Our best guess is that he became either displaced or disoriented with the area ponds nearly becoming lakes with all the recent rains.
He seemed quite shy at first.
A sprinkle from the garden hose got him going.
Even Ranger came to check him out. (We adopted Ranger from the
September 15, 2014
I am excited to
announce my new blog for Memory Lane Photo Spot!
This will be a great place to keep up with the latest news for Memory Lane. In addition, there will be
several areas of interest which I will incorporate into this blog: photography, tiny
houses, and gardening in South Texas.
Check back soon
for my next post on the how we acquired this 100 year old home and the what we know about the history of this unique property!
View from our front porch looking south.