I have come to learn that gardening in Texas is not as easy as I thought it would be. But I keep trying and learning. :)
One fun book we got this summer was called Crinkleroots Nature Almanac. Dinoguy was reading it one day and really wanted to make a beaver dam in our yard. Since this would require a good deal of excavation first to create water flow, I wasn't quite up to it. I suggested some alternatives in tubs and buckets but he had big scale plans. Luckily, a suggestion that it wait for a trip to a park with a creek (there are several we visit) was a success. But he decided we should grow some popcorn in the meantime.
Yes, it's August and we just planted corn. :D