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18 hours ago @ Blog Cabin - Blog Cabin 2015: Locat... · 0 replies · +1 points

Could it be blast furnace slag (often used in concrete or as gravel)?

http://www.phxslag.com/slags/bf_67_96dpi.jpg

1 day ago @ Blog Cabin - Blog Cabin 2015: Locat... · 3 replies · +2 points

I don't think there is any corn in the image, which is photo #3 in this HGTV gallery:

http://www.hgtv.com/gardening/seeds-to-eat-or-not...

The seeds I see in this picture are small lima beans, pinto beans, dark red kidney beans, light red kidney beans, black beans, Great Northern beans, navy beans, green split peas, yellow split peas, lentils, black-eyed peas, and pink beans (there could certainly be more). That's quite an array to choose from, Virginia!

This site mentions the leading state producers for some of these beans:

http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/crops/vegetables-p...

North Dakota leads for pinto and navy beans, Michigan for black beans, Nebraska for Great Northern beans, and Minnesota for dark red kidney beans.

This site mentions the leading producers of lentils and peas:

http://www.pea-lentil.com/core/files/pealentil/up...

North Dakota seems to produce the most lentils, Montana the most yellow peas, and Washington the most green peas (if I am reading the rather confusing report correctly).

As for the rest of those seeds, who knows?

2 days ago @ Blog Cabin - Blog Cabin 2015: Locat... · 0 replies · +2 points

How funny -- I had the same reaction. I happened to be looking at the pictures of the rocks and Virginia's map at the same time, and the name "Little Rock" just sort of jumped out at me. I suppose anything's possible at this early stage, and it really could be that simple!

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015 L... · 9 replies · +8 points

Time lapse photos are already posted:

http://www.hgtvremodels.com/green-home/hgtv-smart...

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015 L... · 7 replies · +7 points

I wonder if Barton Creek could be the location?

http://www.bartoncreekliving.com

It is near Zilker Metropolitan Park and located 15 minutes southwest of downtown Austin.

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015 L... · 0 replies · +8 points

Austin sounds fantastic! I can't wait to see this Smart Home take shape. Thanks for the updates, Virginia, and keep the information coming!

2 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015: ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Plenty of savvy bloggers here to guess the Texas location, it turns out - Austin it is!

2 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015: ... · 4 replies · +7 points

I had no idea barbecue was such a big deal in Austin that they have their own "barbecue belt" around the city:

http://amazingribs.com/one_nation_under_sauce/aus...

My husband would be in heaven!

I know very little about Austin, but I am liking everything I am finding out! I love the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Austin_Weird

I googled "Austin art" and am delighted with all the colorful art images that came up. I can't wait to learn more about this unique city!

2 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015: ... · 7 replies · +13 points

Prickly pear cactus is the official state plant of Texas.

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Texas/Prickly_Pear...

Maybe the deck of cards clue was referring to "Texas hold 'em" poker?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_hold_'em

3 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Smart Home 2015: ... · 6 replies · +4 points

Las Vegas, the "Gambling Capital of the World" according to Wikipedia? But what region would that be - Pacific? Southwest? Hmmm...