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Re: Summer hibernation?
  • Subject: Re: Summer hibernation?
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 16:18:49 -0500

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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zone 8A

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