Monthly Archives: October 2010

News from the Brighter White House

(And hopefully how it will affect The Purple Gate Herb Farm in Smithville Texas.) My husband Bud and I have been interested in the development of solar energy in this country for decades. We have experimented with passive solar projects … Continue reading

Posted in Bastrop County Texas, Herb Farm, Smithville Texas, Solar systems, Texas, The constant is change, The Purple Gate Herb Farm | 216 Comments

When you least expect trouble…..

Well it happened….I was not paying attention to any hazard as I was removing screws from part of the passive solar green house we were dismantling, My daughter, Catherine was on a ladder on the opposite side of the part … Continue reading

Posted in Bastrop County Texas, Herb Farm, Smithville Texas, Solar systems, Texas, The constant is change, The Purple Gate Herb Farm | 96 Comments

Surprises for the Mills family at Smithville , Texas

¬†We are anxious to get to know our new home and there have been some surprises to delight us. After a rain some beautiful rain lilies appeared in two places. Early one morning we went outside to investigate some persistent … Continue reading

Posted in Bastrop County Texas, Blogging, Herb Farm, Smithville Texas, Something new...to me, Texas, The constant is change, The Purple Gate Herb Farm | 89 Comments

Caldwell, TX then to Smithville,TX….and back again

So much “stuff” to pack! Oct 08, 2010 In Caldwell Texas, we began packing up all our “stuff”. How does one get so much “stuff”? And how much of it is absolutely necessary? We rushed back to Smithville, Texas to … Continue reading

Posted in Bastrop County Texas, Blogging, Herb Farm, Smithville Texas, Texas, The constant is change, The Purple Gate Herb Farm | 150 Comments