Monthly Archives: July 2015

Enchantment

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.     Jeffrey Glassberg Author of Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East a Field Guide to the Butterflies of Eastern North America 

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Visit to Elgin TX River Valley Farmers’ Market

Traditional “mercados” or Farmers’ Markets have a colorful, rich history in many countries of the western hemisphere and on every other continent. Generations of travelers have recorded favorite experiences from the street markets of the Peruvian Andes, Africa and of … Continue reading

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A Most Valuable Fruit for Texas

When I came to live in Bastrop County, we drove around to see the area. I was amazed at the large fields of prickly pear cactus everywhere. A lady told me that she had a neighbor that had acres of … Continue reading

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Can Bastrop County Support Urban Agriculture, Small Farms & Community Gardens?

City of Austin gives out $31,000 in food and agriculture ‘mini-grants’ Posted: 3:54 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Filed in: Food & Cooking Some good news today from the City of Austin’s Sustainable Urban Agriculture & Community Gardens Program. … Continue reading

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