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Re: a few tips for coping w/ heat from East Texas


I'll go along with everything Lynda said. zem
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 7:49 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] a few tips for coping w/ heat from East Texas


101 here yesterday, Pam - it's getting brutal. Add in the humidity
factor and we're talking about feels like 110. You'd feel right at home
here. And, Rich, we really would appreciate some rain. Would even
settle for it over the holiday weekend!

Lynda
Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Pam Evans
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 9:49 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] a few tips for coping w/ heat from East Texas


In honor of our first 100 degree day of the year, I thought I'd share
this. Get a rag or small dish towel and wet it, then wring out
slightly. Get some peppermint oil and drop about 4 drops along the
length of it. Wet it slightly again and knead for a few moments to
work the oil throughout the rag. Wear this around your neck while
working in the yard and you'll feel cooler. Also 5 or 6 drops in your
bath is most cooling and refreshing. For those of you prone to leg
& foot cramps, drink a big glass of orange juice before going out in the
yard, morning and afternoon. 8 to 12 oz. The potassium prevents the
cramps and all the water you are drinking flushes that out. So it needs
to be replenished. Or eat a banana if you don't like juice. It makes a
difference.

Hope that helps y'all not so accustomed to this type of heat.

--
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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