Category Archives: Out and About Texas

Mexico’s Indigenous Maya and Aztec Heritage

My daughter, Catherine said, “Hey, Mom. There’s going to be an Extravaganza in LaGrange, TX.” Hmmm. An Extravaganza?  Where? We decided to check it out. The internet provided the following information. La Grange is a city in Fayette County, Texas, … Continue reading

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Out and About- An Inspiring, Sustainable Farm

I was inspried to write this emailDear Daily Dirt,My daughter and I have searched the internet for usable and informative material. The we went to Sunset Farmer’s Market and bought some exceptional veggies and picked up information. We ate some … Continue reading

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Out and About – Sunset Valley Farmer’s Market

  Free? Free native trees? Let’s go! Catherine, my daughter found that we could get some free native trees. She is interested in starting a “food forest” for erosion control near a gully on our property. We had been to … Continue reading

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Industrial Country Market-So Much To See, So Little Time

Dan Bretch, Owner / Operator / Do-er of this extraordinary facility. He explained to us that he has a family business with a retail store, educational facility and garden center that is 100% off the grid.  If you missed our … Continue reading

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Visit to Elgin TX River Valley Farmers’ Market

Traditional “mercados” or Farmers’ Markets have a colorful, rich history in many countries of the western hemisphere and on every other continent. Generations of travelers have recorded favorite experiences from the street markets of the Peruvian Andes, Africa and of … Continue reading

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Awesome “Green Home” in Smithville, Texas

The Bastrop Sustainable meetup group went on a tour of a “Green Home” in Smithville, Texas.  Catherine and I were curious before we joined the tour so we found 674 Cottletown Road on the internet. There were glowing descriptions by … Continue reading

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