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rodeogirl's journey to being self-sufficient

Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by rodeogirl, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. May 16, 2019 at 6:16 AM
    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    why are they saying you would be miserable with a swamp cooler? That makes no sense to me
     
  2. May 16, 2019 at 6:18 AM
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  3. May 16, 2019 at 10:51 AM
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    I was pregnant with my son over summer in S.A's brutal heat and I remember wetting sheets and wrapping them around me to help me stay cool. Pregnancy and summer is no fun!

    The swamp cooler helped you before and should help you again this time. Anything to stay cool and comfortable!
     
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  4. May 16, 2019 at 5:47 PM
    Britesea

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    The only thing I can see that would make a swamp cooler uncomfortable would be the humidity if you didn't vent the house.
     
  5. May 18, 2019 at 1:18 AM
    rodeogirl

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    Well I have decided to do something a little different in the garden this year. I wont be putting hills in and I'm going to mulch my garden. Why I'm not putting hills in this year is I should be able to get more plants in the garden this way, and I relay don't have the energy to deal with all of that nonsense. I'm hopping the mulch will help cut down on the weeding and watering this year. Its looking like we aren't going to have the well till about the middle of the summer, and its looking like its going to be a hot dry year.
     
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  6. May 18, 2019 at 2:26 AM
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    Mulch is definitely the way to go, especially in light of restricted water access. Even when there is excess water, mulch makes sense. b/c it holds the water like a giant sponge, then releases it slowly as the underlying soil requires.
     
  7. May 18, 2019 at 3:23 AM
    Britesea

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    The first time I put mulch on my garden I couldn't believe how much less water it needed. Really the way to go in areas where you don't get much summer rain
     
  8. May 18, 2019 at 9:33 PM
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    So we went to the kids health and safety fair today and come to find out that instead of 72 hour kits they are recommending 2 week kits now for emergencies.
     
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  9. May 18, 2019 at 11:15 PM
    Britesea

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    Interesting. The authorities are learning that they can't guarantee being able to solve everything in 3 days now...
     
  10. May 19, 2019 at 1:25 AM
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    Oh wow. I didn't know that.
     

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