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How to stay cool in summer naturally without electricity or air conditioning or a pool- aka straight up homesteader and pioneer style.
Summer is one of the busiest times on our homestead with raising a garden and preserving as much of that harvest as possible. We don’t have air conditioning and though I shared my 8 tips on How to Keep Your House Cool without Electricity here there’s still times when a body is just straight up hot.
And a hot homesteader is a grumpy one… or maybe that’s just me, but here’s how to have your garden, harvest, all while keeping cool.
Listen below to, 8 Old-fashioned Tips to Stay Cool in Summer Naturally #150 of the Pioneering Today Podcast, where we teach families how to grow, preserve and cook their own food using old-fashioned skill sets and wisdom to create a natural self-sufficient home, with, or without, the homestead.
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Some of these may seem basic or simple, but that’s kind of the purpose of modern homesteading and self-sufficiency, but stick with me, because when you combine them all together, they’re pretty effective on how to keep cool in summer naturally.
There you have it, how to stay cool in summer outside when you’re working hard on the homestead.
Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.