Monthly Archives: July 2014

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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Hope Springs Eternal

The TV droned on in the living room providing one horrible story after another. A plane shot down with hundreds dead, a car crash killing 20, a lone shooter with an automatic rifle shooting people in a mall, on and … Continue reading

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Judy E.’s House Tour on Monday, 07/15/14

by Catherine L Mills Judy E.s lost her home off of Cottle Town Road in the Bastrop Complex Fire. After deciding to rebuild, she attended many of the wildfire information programs to learn about fire resistant building techniques. She learned … 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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