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Saving Sauces

Catherine and I buy sauces and once open, they may be used in only small amounts, so we leave the jars of opened sauce in the refrigerator. Often we do not need the same sauce again for a long time. … Continue reading

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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

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Want to be Green? How?

  I searched for answers and get all these possibilities. I am solution oriented and want to know how to GO GREEN. How do I sort information from all these sources? As you begin to study these topics you begin … Continue reading

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Wocket Stove Wednesday

My daughter Catherine and I received this invitation. Catherine has mentioned her interest in rocket stoves for some time so we read the invitation from Tone carefully. Wocket Stove WednesdayAww yeah peeps, you guys wanna go do something awesome? Cuz … 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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One Way to Beat the Texas Heat

Whenever we go to town Central Texas, we see manicured areas around the highways and parking lots. We seldom see workers mowing, pruning and cleaning these areas especially in the oppressive, humid heat of July and August. I began to … Continue reading

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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

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Grief and Changes

I am lost and a light has gone out of my life. After 52 years, years….!!! My best friend, my soul mate, my lover, my husband has gone. He died February 1st, 2014. When it happened I knew that without … Continue reading

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