Category Archives: The constant is change

tipping points in life

Back to the future is in progress at Home.

A friend and her husband got behind on payments due to unforeseen events and their home was foreclosed on. They found themselves without a home.  The bank  took their home and all their 18 years of equity. The bank could … Continue reading

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Reflection

Memories are sweet and painful at the same time. My husband died and I thought he left me. I felt so lost, 54 years of marriage with one person made every thought about US, him and I. Now suddenly I … Continue reading

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Progress in Aquaponic herb growing

In the picture above, my Husband, Bud was addressing the problem of drought by investigating a method of growing vegetables and herbs known as “Aquaponics”.  Aquaponics is a closed system that grows fish and vegetables for the table and herbs … Continue reading

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Love, Grief, Understanding

He has been gone for 8 months. He died February 1st. February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September. Now I begin October without him. For fifty two years of marriage I did not see so many things As they … Continue reading

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We Used to Think—Water, Water,Everywhere…..

“and not a drop to drink” may be in our future. If you are paying attention, worldwide there is a concern for available water. Underground water sources are being depleted and drought conditions mean that recharge of the underground water … Continue reading

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Update 2014-Solar Installation at the Purple Gate Herb Farm

I posted “News from a Brighter White House” in 2010. http://www.pgherbfarm.com/MarysBlog/?p=186 My husband, Bud, and I have been thinking about solar installations for years. This year our small Texas rural farm catapulted into the 21st century.  We installed a solar … Continue reading

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I Love Books

I love books. I spent many hours in book stores and used book stores for years. I kept building book shelves that filled walls in every room to house my growing collections.   I had an amazing variety in my … Continue reading

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Grief and Changes

I am lost and a light has gone out of my life. After 52 years, years….!!! My best friend, my soul mate, my lover, my husband has gone. He died February 1st, 2014. When it happened I knew that without … Continue reading

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Commitments for My Future, from An Alaskan Indian Elder

I while back I decided to write a Blog, I assumed I had something to say. At first I just wrote about whatever I was interested for the moment. Since I am 70+ years old I was sure I had … Continue reading

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Blogging Is Not Easy

I have lately been going over and over in my mind what I should blog about. What would anyone out there in cyberspace find interesting about life in our small section of the world in South Central Texas. I started … Continue reading

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