Monthly Archives: August 2014

Self Sufficient — Sensible?

In 1989 a solar flare caused a blackout centered in Quebec, Canada that damaged systems as far away as New Jersey. In 2003, a massive power blackout left approximately 50 million people without power for up to two days. 11 … Continue reading

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Cob & Cordwood? Guess we had a lot to learn!

  My daughter, Catherine and I have enjoyed the programs Bastrop Sustainable in the recent past. Each program  allowed us to meet many local people who were involved in interesting, informative and thought provoking projects. We looked forward to the … Continue reading

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Lethal Poison-Who Would Have Thought?

  I was reading a murder mystery by an author, Susan Wittig Albert. Relaxing with her book An Unthymely Death and other Garden Mysteries, I became very curious if the toxin mentioned in this story really was a lethal poison. … Continue reading

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Sweepstakes Offer or Scam?

Yes, you do not have to purchase anything to win. But now they have your name and email address and will send you scary messages that you are about to lose a chance to win, threats to your entry in … Continue reading

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