Houses and Homes is back for its next Summer 2013 round! Below’s scene comes from Janie Mahan, who’s working at a USDA-ARS Cropping Systems Research Lab researching sorghum. Want to share your summer paradise (or generic suburbia, or desolate wasteland, or whatever)? Send some love and idyllic prose to 

Where: Just outside of Lubbock, Texas.


Lubbock, TX

Lubbock, TX

Smell: Manure, dirt, good ol’ Texan air

Sound: Cicadas (makes it feel even hotter), the occasional MOO or NEIGH