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Saturday, August 6, 2016

New Derksen lot in Uvalde, Texas

As you all know I have a fascination with Derksen portable buildings http://derksenbuildingsusa.com/
There is a new lot location in Uvalde, Texas with a variety of models on display.  I like that they let you look to your hearts desire without pushy salespersons following you around. Can't say the same for the one in Del Rio.

Two caught my eye.  One a storage shed...



With a reasonable price tag...


The other a large cabin...


The unfinished inside has four windows...


Though the price tag is a little steep, one has to take into consideration that this is going to be your home.


If you have been reading my blog for a while, you are probably aware of my disdain for "mesquite trees" so it came as a surprise even to myself that I actually thought this particular mesquite was not so bad. Though I do not know if that pile next to it were mesquite pods or dirt.  I guess as long as I am not doing the raking, it does not matter.


A zoomed photo of the same...


Ok Andy, if I had a tree as nice as this one on my future highway frontage lot in Terlingua...it would not be a deal breaker...happy? :D

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

14 comments:

  1. I've decided 2 days ago not to be making any more comments about mesquite trees on this blog. I have very bad memories from my childhood about them from raking EVERY day to stepping on the thorns in bare feet. Now back to SPURS..........

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    1. That makes two of us with BAD mesquite memories!

      GO SPURS GO!!!

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  2. That tree really looks nice in the header picture, I don't have to deal with it but it looks good.

    That cabin would work for me! I like the porch.

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    1. I am sure it took someone a long time to get the tree trimmed and raked to ultimately bring out its potential.

      It is a nice cabin and I could sit on the porch and watch a car drive by every couple of hours in the off season, lol :)

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  3. That building may be OK for the desert, but I don't think it work out where I live just north of Houston. It is too humid and damp and particle board has a tendency to fall apart. What blows my mind is that they still use it when building homes. I insisted on real plywood for my place. A little extra cost but worth it.

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    1. I have a 10 x 12 shed in the backyard of my Houston home and the particle board has held intact since 1991.

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  4. I love the little cabin, and there are so many ways you could make it a cozy and beautiful little home. Depending on how much work you (and your friends) can do yourself, you might only have to hire a few professionals for things like plumbing, electrical and such. I think the tree looks beautiful in the picture. I have only encountered mesquite bushes in Arizona and can say I hate them!

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    1. The possibilities blow my mind. I have seen on HGTV and the DIY network how they have transformed even homes that were in need of a bulldozer into real gems.

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  5. That mesquite is beautiful! Never thought I'd say those words together in a sentence. ;-) Nicely pruned.

    You know they do have hybrid selections that are seedless & thorn-less that you could plant around your future Terlingua cabin.

    That's what everybody plants further out west in the Sonoran desert, at least, since love 'em or hate 'em, they do so well in dry climates even with extreme neglect.

    And with a little pruning now & then like the picturesque Uvalde one seems to have gotten, they can provide rare & very welcome shade.

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    2. Leilani, how are you? Long time no hearing from you!

      I too was surprised that I could actually think a mesquite tree was beautiful. Like Andy...I have too many bad experiences with them not to mention all the work they require.

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  6. Here's the site with info about some no-maintenance cultivars. My hot link above didn't seem to take.

    http://www.aridzonetrees.com/prosopis-seedless-hybrid.html

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    1. I had never heard about these hybrid seedless and thornless mesquites.

      Thank you for the link.

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    2. Enjoyed the link too. That bottom picture with all the pods on the ground may bring a nightmare soon! It would take a lot of rabbits and javelinas to get rid of that - I was lucky and got to throw them over the fence where the cows gobbled them up like candy. And now they are making mesquite jelly and then there is mesquite-grilled everything. We were sitting on a cash crop but before its time.

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