Monthly Archives: July 2016


Memories are sweet and painful at the same time. My husband died and I thought he left me. I felt so lost, 54 years of marriage with one person made every thought about US, him and I. Now suddenly I … Continue reading

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I lived in a rural area of Texas that had no garbage pick-up. We had to drive our trash to a dump.     One day I saw a metal water trough while unloading our trash. I examined it and saw that … Continue reading

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Preserving My Garden Bounty

I am interested in how to save food from my garden. The last time I had excess I was so busy I could not process it so I took fruits and vegetable to the senior center cooks and my neighbors. … Continue reading

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Unexpected Bastrop Sustainable Meetup

Will Holcomb, Bastrop Sustainable Meetup Organizer  and George Swanson got the chance to set up this Meetup at Buda Aquaponics, one night for the next day. Plenty of forewarning… uh huh! George had a Meetup with Bastrop Sustainable at the … Continue reading

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An Individual in the Making

Once upon a time there was a child that was sure to become a unique individual. The child was raised in the city. His great-grandparents lived in a far rural part of Texas. There were no city noises only the … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat

My daughter, Catherine and I live in Central Texas.   When the summer heat hits, we begin thinking how we can reduce the heat in our house. The air-conditioner unit would be on for most of the 24 hours to … Continue reading

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