Tag Archives: Central Texas

We have become officially retro!

Catherine Mills · August 21, 2016 · Yes, we here at the Purple Gate Herb Farm are about back to nature, sustainable agriculture, alternative building, solar, rainwater collection, and now we have officially entered the previous century. We quit satellite … Continue reading

Posted in Bastrop County Texas, Central Texas, History repeating, How-to, Observations | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Bastrop Sustainable Meetup at the Comfort Cafe

Sorry, I am so late on reporting this most interesting Meetup.  Our members were treated to a most wonderful, interesting Café, and Gardens that support nourishment for Body and Soul. Comfort Café in Smithville relies on good food and good … Continue reading

Posted in Bastrop County Texas, Central Texas, Local Business, Out and About Texas, Smithville Texas, Support Local Business | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Bastrop Sustainable Meetup at the Comfort Cafe

Food Forest Project

Mom and I needed a lot of compost and mulch for a project we were starting. I learned that a local organic pecan orchard owner has been chipping up trees for mulch because he had lost many trees in some … Continue reading

Posted in Central Texas, Food Forest, Local Business, Smithville Texas, Sustainable living | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Food Forest Project

Texas Chainsaw

Be more careful than you think necessary when operating a chainsaw. My husband and daughter were simply taking down a standing  tree that was burned in a wildfire. He is experienced and has cut many trees down with a chainsaw … Continue reading

Posted in Central Texas, Dangerous Country living, Hard Lessons, Memories, Observations, Surprise | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Bastrop County Texas, Central Texas, Observations, Sustainable living | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Aquaponics, Central Texas, Observations, Something new...to me | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Central Texas, Observations, Texas Tales | Tagged , , | Comments Off on An Individual in the Making

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

Posted in Bastrop County Texas, Central Texas, How-to, Observations, Smithville Texas | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Beat the Heat

She Could Not Let Go

Blacky Cat came meowing loudly to my bedroom door. I got up and followed as she rushed to Catherine’s room. She got in the doorway and looked right then left. When she didn’t see Catherine, she led me to the … Continue reading

Posted in Central Texas, Chickens, Observations, Snakes, Surprise, Texas, Texas Tales, Texas Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on She Could Not Let Go

Eden’s Cove Duck Processing

Eden’s Cove Duck ProcessingSat. May 28, 201610:00 am – 4:00 pm Eden’s Cove Farm, 157 Bahia Ln, Cedar Creek, TX Sun May 29, 2016Same event, new day. Due to floods we are moving the Duck Processing event to Sunday, May … Continue reading

Posted in Bastrop County Texas, Central Texas, Farm Animals, How-to, Local Business | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Eden’s Cove Duck Processing