Tag Archives: Smithville Texas

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

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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

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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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Mexico’s Indigenous Maya and Aztec Heritage

My daughter, Catherine said, “Hey, Mom. There’s going to be an Extravaganza in LaGrange, TX.” Hmmm. An Extravaganza?  Where? We decided to check it out. The internet provided the following information. La Grange is a city in Fayette County, Texas, … 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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Weed?…………Wait!

Most gardeners want to control what grows in their specially prepared soil and well watered garden areas. A plant that appears unexpectedly is often pulled promptly. It may spoil the esthetic of the planned design of the garden. The gardener … Continue reading

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March Meetup- Llama to Dolly-Llama then Hogs With Bad Habits

As Will said, we learned how fleece is turned: Our meetup Saturday, March 26 at Lisa’s Place was full of information. Fiber artist, Joyce Hazlerig, showed us many different ways to spin llama wool into yarn using a variety of … Continue reading

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Progress in Aquaponic herb growing

In the picture above, my Husband, Bud was addressing the problem of drought by investigating a method of growing vegetables and herbs known as “Aquaponics”.  Aquaponics is a closed system that grows fish and vegetables for the table and herbs … Continue reading

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Very, Very Berry

Catherine and I began to notice a profusion of dewberry blossoms everywhere as we drove to the grocery store and back. They were all along our fence line so we could take a closer look. They were beautiful! Almost every … Continue reading

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Support our Local Businesses! Smithville Food Locker

  News about meat safety periodically hits the media. Here is one example of the dire facts: Food Processing & Slaughterhouses http://www.sustainabletable.org/279/food-processing-slaughterhouses “The drastic expansion of industrial animal production in the US has been accompanied by the rapid consolidation of … Continue reading

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