Category Archives: Sustainable living

Want to be Green? How?

  I searched for answers and get all these possibilities. I am solution oriented and want to know how to GO GREEN. How do I sort information from all these sources? As you begin to study these topics you begin … Continue reading

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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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Food Forest Project

Mom and I needed a lot of compost and mulch for a project we were starting. I learned that a local organic pecan orchard owner has been chipping up trees for mulch because he had lost many trees in some … Continue reading

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Wocket Stove Wednesday

My daughter Catherine and I received this invitation. Catherine has mentioned her interest in rocket stoves for some time so we read the invitation from Tone carefully. Wocket Stove WednesdayAww yeah peeps, you guys wanna go do something awesome? Cuz … Continue reading

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Food for Thought or Thought for Food?

Self-sufficient living can be aided by learning how to provide for many of your families needs when things go wrong. A break down in the delivery of food in Venezuela is frightening. People are suffering even if they could afford … Continue reading

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Reuse-Reduce-Recycle

I lived in a rural area of Texas that had no garbage pick-up. We had to drive our trash to a dump.     One day I saw a metal water trough while unloading our trash. I examined it and saw that … Continue reading

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Preserving My Garden Bounty

I am interested in how to save food from my garden. The last time I had excess I was so busy I could not process it so I took fruits and vegetable to the senior center cooks and my neighbors. … Continue reading

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March Meetup- Llama to Dolly-Llama then Hogs With Bad Habits

As Will said, we learned how fleece is turned: Our meetup Saturday, March 26 at Lisa’s Place was full of information. Fiber artist, Joyce Hazlerig, showed us many different ways to spin llama wool into yarn using a variety of … 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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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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