Category Archives: Practical Living

Sunny-side Herb Garden

In my gardening adventures, I apparently have an incredible talent for growing weeds.  I can’t grow grass (last year I blamed the drought, this year it looks like I’ll be blaming the weeds), but I can grow a great variety … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air

While our winter has not really been all that winterish, I’m excited to know that we are rapidly approaching the average date for the last frost.  The periods of rain, followed by sunshine, has been inspiring, enticing me out-of-doors, calling … Continue reading

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Practical Living Step Three

It is a bit of a challenge to train the family members to recycle. I continually pull out cans, plastic and boxes from the kitchen garbage and put them in the recycle bin. As we recycle, I start thinking about … Continue reading

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Practical Living Step Two

Using the clothes line is going pretty well.  I use a quarter cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle of the wash as a fabric softener.  It really makes a difference.  The clothes dry quickly in this dry Texas air and … Continue reading

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Practical Living Step One

The book, Serve God, Save the Planet, includes some practical applications that I hope I can incorporate into our home. Since recently moving to central Texas, one of our first challenges will be water conservation. Since I hope to plant … Continue reading

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