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Update 2014-Solar Installation at the Purple Gate Herb Farm

I posted “News from a Brighter White House” in 2010. http://www.pgherbfarm.com/MarysBlog/?p=186 My husband, Bud, and I have been thinking about solar installations for years. This year our small Texas rural farm catapulted into the 21st century.  We installed a solar … Continue reading

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Wild Foods

by Mary H. Mills Humans are omnivorous. Good thing too. They evolved on a diet that was rich in the amino acids, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants in the wild plants and animals they gathered and hunted. Terrestrial foods and … Continue reading

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Some like it hot

I am willing to admit that some organisms like it hot, well….I am not one of them, at least not as hot as July and August in Central Texas. Late summer is when I take note of the plants that … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New And Here We Grow Again! The drought is not letting up and all the plants we were able to move from Caldwell to Smithville are suffering or are already dead. Our plans to reopen our touring … Continue reading

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Update on the Purple Gate Farm

Here We Grow Again! You may wonder what we are up to since we have missed several months of blogging. Here is a report. We have moved the Purple Gate Herb Farm from Caldwell to Smithville, Texas. A mere 50 … Continue reading

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April wildflowers and thoughts turn to herb study

It is April and the wildflowers are brightening the highways of Central Texas again. It brings smiles to my lips and reminds me of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s joy in, “Hamatreya”, where he reports that: Earth laughs in flowers.   It … Continue reading

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