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Re: Summer hibernation?
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Summer hibernation?
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 17:24:32 -0500

small cracks going down, I'll let you know after they jack it up again....
right now my stove and fridge are leaning toward each other.  not good.

On 8/18/10, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
>
> Wow what does that do to any tile or flooring in your house? Do you get
> big cracks?
>
> Cyndi
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Pam Evans
> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 2:19 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Summer hibernation?
>
> LOL - no these old pier & beam houses on this black gumbo clay shift and
> drop from time to time.  We had so much rain in April & May then way too
> hot
> and bone dry since, it really makes the ground contract.  We have water
> main
> breaks a lot too this time of year, the gumbo contracts so much by late
> summer it starts tearing the old water mains up.  I'm just glad I don't
> have
> a slab foundation.  You have to water those buggers all summer or it'll
> tear
> the concrete slabs up.   That's why houses don't have basements here.
>
>
>
> On 8/18/10, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
> >
> > Have to have the house leveled... say what? Is the ground sinking? The
> > foundation dissolving? I've been watching too many weird movies, I
> guess.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Aug 18, 2010, at 1:51 PM, Pam Evans wrote:
> >
> > LOL Daryl amen on those miserable 6 legged vultures.  Cyndi - I figure
> it's
> >> just too boring to say - hi guys, still hotter than bejesus here.
> >>  watering
> >> again.  yadda, yadda. every friggin' day.   My HCG order comes in the
> week
> >> of 9/20 so may have something interesting (or at least different) to
> share
> >> by then.  Oh, I do have to have the back of the house leveled here in
> a
> >> few
> >> weeks, it's really dropped in the past month.
> >> But this is also kind of boring I guess.....
> >>
> >>
> >> On 8/18/10, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>> It's too hot here in Georgia. Except for 2 days, we've had months
> with
> >>> every day over 90 and most nights in the mid 70's. And the
> mosquitoes are
> >>> really fierce. Just going out to get the mail is letting ones self
> in for
> >>> a
> >>> bloodletting. I was out taking a few pictures this morning and got 3
> on
> >>> my
> >>> forehead with one slap.
> >>>
> >>> d
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC
> 95
> >>> CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> >>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:10 AM
> >>> Subject: [CHAT] Summer hibernation?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Pretty quiet - is it too hot for anyone to be gardening? It has been
> >>>
> >>>> over 100 for five or six days here.
> >>>> I didn't do much last weekend myself. Saturday I started pulling
> out the
> >>>> onions. This year I grew a variety called Candy as well as Texas
> 1015. I
> >>>> think the sweet onions needed more water than I was providing since
> a
> >>>> lot of them split. I still have a lot of onions, I filled up the
> extra
> >>>> fridge and then started looking for other preserving options.
> >>>> I went for my usual Sunday morning hike too. While we were away at
> the
> >>>> end of July a big fire went through that area which is not far from
> my
> >>>> house. We had no cell service where we were so we were blissfully
> >>>> ignorant. On the way home I listened to anxious voicemails from the
> >>>> pet-sitter "I'm in my car on your street and I can see the flames
> at the
> >>>> top of the hill...they haven't evacuated yet...I don't know what to
> do
> >>>> about your sheep..." There's a couple miles of tract housing
> between us
> >>>> and open space. I have always figured that if fire came up over
> those
> >>>> hills the fire department would throw everything they could at it
> so it
> >>>> did not get into the tract houses, and so they did, but it got
> right up
> >>>> to the backyards. They made fantastic efforts to save houses in the
> >>>> hills so there was very little lost. But it's pretty ugly now where
> we
> >>>> hike, I guess we will have to content ourselves with watching it
> grow
> >>>> back.
> >>>> My pond, which is a galvanized stock tank, has developed a slow
> leak.
> >>>> I've decided to get rid of it instead of replacing it, I have
> enjoyed
> >>>> the pond but it does take time to keep nice. Just have to figure
> out
> >>>> what to do with the goldfish.
> >>>>
> >>>> Cyndi
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
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> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Pam Evans
> >> Kemp TX
> >> zone 8A
> >>
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> >>
> >>
> > Inland Jim
> > Willamette Valley
> >
> >
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> >
>
>
> --
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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