[Homestead] Rob's Bread Reinvented
lurine at softcom.net
Wed Jul 4 15:05:29 EDT 2007
Wouldn't survive here is it wasn't low humidity!
The purgola DH put across the front he made from the 120' Doug fir that fell
the winter before laste. Rustic which fits us <g> And then he wove shade
cloth through the slats. The front of the house hasn't gone over 90 since
he did that. Really has made a BIG difference!
He's almost finished with the screened in porch for the back and it has also
cut down on the heat in the house.
All this week is supposed to be up over 110. Last year by this time of the
day we'd have been baking. This year, with the purgola, it is still nice
enough to sit on the front porch!
It was really annoying when the big tree went down. Left a HUGE hole in the
ground that took forever to fill in! Now that it is a purgola, I'm no
longer annoyed at it <g>
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene GeRue" <genegerue at ruralize.com>
> For the pizza I made for friends Sunday I simply put the dough out on
> the garage workbench to rise. I think it was about 104 degrees out
> there. This would count as one of the very, very few advantages to a
> Phoenix summer.
> I'm building a ramada in front of the east-facing garage to partially
> thwart the morning blaze. As soon as I got the vigas secured
> yesterday before daybreak I pulled a large tarp over the whole thing
> and let it hang down nearly to the driveway. Thinking now about a
> sheet hanging at the edge that I can spray about every, oh, five
> But it's low humidity.
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