Tag Archives: Sustainable living

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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Back to the future is in progress at Home.

A friend and her husband got behind on payments due to unforeseen events and their home was foreclosed on. They found themselves without a home.  The bank  took their home and all their 18 years of equity. The bank could … 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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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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Food for Thought or Thought for Food?

Self-sufficient living can be aided by learning how to provide for many of your families needs when things go wrong. A break down in the delivery of food in Venezuela is frightening. People are suffering even if they could afford … 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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Texas Solar Society Tours

We got a real surprise. The Texas Solar Society asked The Purple Gate Farm to be one of the open house solar tour locations in Bastrop County. Because we are a very small farm, we were surprised to be asked … Continue reading

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Industrial Country Market-So Much To See, So Little Time

Dan Bretch, Owner / Operator / Do-er of this extraordinary facility. He explained to us that he has a family business with a retail store, educational facility and garden center that is 100% off the grid.  If you missed our … Continue reading

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Solar, Rain and Recycle

A Full Commitment to Sustainable Living We had a successful meetup at the Purple Gate Herb Farm, August 29, about our Solar Installation. All participants were very interested in Sustainable information. Catherine and I asked if anyone was interested in … Continue reading

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Can Bastrop County Support Urban Agriculture, Small Farms & Community Gardens?

City of Austin gives out $31,000 in food and agriculture ‘mini-grants’ Posted: 3:54 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | Filed in: Food & Cooking Some good news today from the City of Austin’s Sustainable Urban Agriculture & Community Gardens Program. … Continue reading

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