Category Archives: Drought

Thin Air?

“Everyone says we are in a drought. I usually believe it, but have you noticed that even without any rain for most of this month, there was a lot of dew drops on all our plants every morning?” my daughter asked … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock—Could it be Opportunity Knocking?

  Plans and actions are taking place all over the world to create farming and marketing opportunities with a plant that grows here in our fields and yards. Is our mystery sustainable crop right here under our feet? Is this … Continue reading

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Say Yes to Sustainable Living

  The ProblemsDroughts are far reaching in areas of the globe including California, Texas, and the western states of the United States, Russia and in Kenya and other parts of Africa.   The worlds climate is changing and disrupting life-sustaining … Continue reading

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What is Aquaponics-and how is it Sustainable?

I read a magazine article that described a project in one of the Carolina states, North or South? I don’t remember exactly the details. What I do remember is the project. It was called “Aquaponics” and the description just inspired … Continue reading

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Bastrop Texas WildFire September 2011

Texas Bastrop Complex Wildfire September 2011   September 4   Catherine and Bud were working outside. They saw a bank of black clouds and commented to each other “I wonder if that is the rain expected?” In a few minutes of … Continue reading

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Hot and Dry Again or is it Still!

August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. This year more than most  the words of Longfellow reflect the month of August in … Continue reading

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