A recent production scouting trip took us north to the Muenster, TX area. We were delighted to find wind turbines dotting the landscape. We even saw a turbine manufacturing site. It is encouraging to see our big Texas winds being put to good use. The use of alternative power is a hot topic that Down to Earth plans to explore on the show so stay tuned!
While in Muenster, we were fortunate to visit the lovely Elm Creek Manor, an inn and spa in the countryside just outside of town. They grow their own vegetables and herbs from which they create five star quality meals for guests. Meals are served in the elegant dining room of the main house, exquisitely decorated from the inkeepers' worldly travels. Dairy goats, chickens and bees will soon be taking up residence and contributing their own gifts to meals. Guest rooms are peaceful and relaxing. An oh so comfy bed is dressed in crisp white linens; the inn follows the European tradition of a fluffy down duvet without a top sheet.
We learned from proprietors Brad and Marcia that the original house had burned and was at first considered a total loss. After many bids to demolish the structure, they learned that many structural elements were still sound and were offered the opportunity to rebuild. The house today contains much of the original wood, showing the scars of the fire, but possesing unique character.