Tiffany Zeitouni uses horse therapy to help soldiers combat PTSD, stress, depression and other mental ailments. But her customers aren’t the only ones who have battled adversity. The horses used in Tiffany’s Hoofbeats for Heroes programs are donated, and most have overcome physical and mental challenges themselves.
While prices have risen for turkey – the No. 1 consumer choice for a holiday meal entrée — they have also increased for other potential holiday meat entrees many consumers may choose in lieu of a gobbler for the holidays, according to Texas A&M AgriLife experts.
The Evans and Wilson families have been farming a piece of land near Little River for about 155 years, and now in addition to corn, wheat, oats and cattle, the ranch also is home to Bell County’s first farm-to-glass distillery.
Texas Department of Wildlife fisheries release thousands of rainbow trout into community lakes, ponds and streams every fall. In Temple, about 1,000 trout will be added to Miller Park Pond in time for The Big Catch on Dec. 17.
Holiday baking will be more expensive this year as basics like milk, eggs, flour and sugar, as well as some popular sides, have all risen since last year, according to a Texas economist.
Temple rancher Andrew Tiner: “If you have six pastures with six stock tanks, but only one pond has water, you can only use one of the six pastures for cattle. It forces you to cut down on the size of your operation.”