One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Surviving Without Air Conditioning

The kitchen temperature got up to 93° yesterday, and I don't think we really cooled off.  I am unable to work in the garden, so it's all up to God.  We keep praying our seeds we planted will sprout, and yesterday I noticed the beets were coming up.
Today the forecast is about the same - high of 96° and feels like 98-100°.
It was so hot that I had to water my petunias 3 times, and deadhead them 3 times. 

Despite temperatures, we continue to keep our electric bill very low by eliminating air conditioning.  We are suffering yes, but surviving.  My 17 year old daughter said she's glad we don't use it anymore, or she would not want to ride her horse, or even go outside.

We simply drink lots of ice water, iced tea, and cool off with popsicles.  We limit our activity and pretty much eliminate the garden work, other than early morning hours.

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