Monthly Archives: May 2015

Wild Texas Plums

We have some small Texas Native Plum trees that we planned to dig out of our property in Smithville, Texas. This Plum tree is native to the area near Caldwell. We found a Plum thicket while exploring on the property … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

  S0 many things that should be simple are getting more complicated every day. The magazines and television are full of advice on how to keep our bodies strong and our minds full of an energetic zest for living.  Health … Continue reading

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Herbal Seasonings Scents Draw People to the Table

  Mary H. Mills, The Purple Gate Herb Farm Many herbs make food taste great and add medicinal benefits to our diets. There are basic foods that provide healthful and tasty meals containing proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and trace minerals to … Continue reading

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Very, Very Berry

Catherine and I began to notice a profusion of dewberry blossoms everywhere as we drove to the grocery store and back. They were all along our fence line so we could take a closer look. They were beautiful! Almost every … Continue reading

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Support our Local Businesses! Smithville Food Locker

  News about meat safety periodically hits the media. Here is one example of the dire facts: Food Processing & Slaughterhouses http://www.sustainabletable.org/279/food-processing-slaughterhouses “The drastic expansion of industrial animal production in the US has been accompanied by the rapid consolidation of … Continue reading

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