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Face it, Vega, Texas is just one big pasture, that is, the "city" (900 souls) is set in the middle of native grasslands.  Hence the name "Vega" which means "meadow" in Spanish.  The grasses are beautiful, even when fenced in.  Buffalo, side-oats grama, sacaton, blue stem. If you want to be entertained in this small town, walk the pastures. Don't believe me? Just take the other day. I was walking the three acre lot that surrounds my house, eyeing the Angus cows--and one bull--that were making their way from...

Back home from Las Cruces to Vega, Texas in time to see the last iris in my front yard.  I miss the cycle of flowers now that I live part of the wholesale nba jerseys year in New Mexico.  Beginning with the first crocuses through the daffodils and tulips to iris, wild roses, day lilies, and varieties of roses and finally xeriscape plants, the old yard reveals its previous owners love who planted perennials, beginning in 1920 when the house was built.  They’ve...