Robert and Diana Bender.
We love the
Lord and give all glory, honor, and praise to Him.
We have a
heart for animals, and enjoy the out-of-doors, and we do what we can to help
spread awareness of animal welfare issues and common sense environmental
We currently share our lives with two formerly homeless cats and one dog I
found abandoned. We also have five rescued horses; two mustang mares, a bay
pony mare, a
pinto gelding, and a pinto mare, plus a golden red hinny (donkey from horse sire
& female donkey). They are all much loved and
very spoiled, and are a blessing and a delight to us. They are all
"fixed" so as not to contribute to the tragic problem of pet
our other interests include Bible study, music, books, computers,
preventive medicine, various crafts, and bicycling.
We live in
Texas, in the heart of Bluebonnet Country. Our little 125 acre farmland is a haven
for us, as well as for the abundant and varied wildlife with which we share it.
There are deer, possums, squirrels, armadillos, rabbits, skunks, coyotes,
raccoons, and even an occasional bobcat. We live in a "flyway"
zone and so we have just about every bird imaginable, from bluebirds to
painted buntings, cardinals, hummingbirds, mockingbirds, robins, cedar
waxwings, swallows, woodpeckers, flickers, road runners, goldfinch, blue
jays, owls, egrets, meadow larks, herons, plovers, killdeer, scissor tails,
shrikes, hawks, crows, buzzards, and more. We also have so many species of
butterflies that we still haven't identified them all.
The abundance and beauty of the wildflowers in this part of the state is
unsurpassed anywhere. There are literally hundreds of varieties of flowers
and grasses here, as well as dozens of types of trees such as live oak,
water oak, red oak, pecan, elm, sycamore, wild plum, redbud, wild persimmon, etc., etc.,
We do our best to maintain a natural, unpolluted, and harassment-free
environment for all, and are rewarded with many wildlife sightings.
Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas. To see some bluebonnet photos taken
on our property, please click on the heart below.