Bye bye big city!

Ugly1

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depends on the local soil. he's north of Houston so probably has more bayou soil, whereas I'm in an area that has a lot of rock underneath only a couple feet down. if I had to guess, all the builders have bought into the myth that it's too expensive to dig a basement and tell you it can't be done. and yet on some steep hillsides, especially those that have scenic views or on waterfront, I do see them dig into the sides of the hill for at least the slab walls.
personally, unless the potential of flooding made it problematic, I would put a basement in just for the house cooling factor alone. and if you are in a tornado zone, put a safe room in too
Had some friends move to Oklahoma. The “tornado room” was a small cramped area for 2 people from what I was told. The house it was in wasn’t a “cheap “ house either. Here in the north east, unless it’s a gravel bank type area, you get rocks lots of big rocks, and ledge. Watched it take 3-4 weeks for a new development get drainage area made with a jack hammer attached to an excavator. They couldn’t use blasting due to nearby houses and probably cost.
 

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Had some friends move to Oklahoma. The “tornado room” was a small cramped area for 2 people from what I was told. The house it was in wasn’t a “cheap “ house either. Here in the north east, unless it’s a gravel bank type area, you get rocks lots of big rocks, and ledge. Watched it take 3-4 weeks for a new development get drainage area made with a jack hammer attached to an excavator. They couldn’t use blasting due to nearby houses and probably cost.
yep, I've lived up in NE. the crazy part of being in a tornado zone is unless you buy an old farmhouse or something, they don't even build new homes with basements or storm cellars. and they KNOW they're building in a zone like that!

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Ugly1

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yep, I've lived up in NE. the crazy part of being in a tornado zone is unless you buy an old farmhouse or something, they don't even build new homes with basements or storm cellars. and they KNOW they're building in a zone like that
yep, I've lived up in NE. the crazy part of being in a tornado zone is unless you buy an old farmhouse or something, they don't even build new homes with basements or storm cellars. and they KNOW they're building in a zone like that!

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I live 40 mins west of Manchester NH. Guess building cheap and not smart is the way they think. Lived in WV for a short time. They build by the little creek and not up on the higher hill then when it floods they cry. Well Duh!
 
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Most weed killers that are potent enough to destroy the roots are also quite capable of poisoning the ground water; and your well water too. From the sounds of things you are far enough out that your sewer is a septic field and tank and your water source is a well. They are to be considered almost as sacred at all times because if you end up having to truck in potable water.....$$$$$$$$.

Q., Do goats eat Kudzu??



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86LK

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Most weed killers that are potent enough to destroy the roots are also quite capable of poisoning the ground water; and your well water too. From the sounds of things you are far enough out that your sewer is a septic field and tank and your water source is a well. They are to be considered almost as sacred at all times because if you end up having to truck in potable water.....$$$$$$$$.

Q., Do goats eat Kudzu??



Nick
according to this....

Almost all grazing animals can eat kudzu, including sheep. Sheep and goats are the primary grazers on kudzu. Some studies have shown that sheep prefer kudzu over grasses or commercial hay when given the choice. While most parts of the plant are edible, different animals have different preferences.
Sep 15, 2021

Can Sheep Eat Kudzu? - Backyard Homestead HQ​

https://backyardhomesteadhq.com › can-sheep-eat-kudzu
 
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Q., Do goats eat Kudzu??



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Technically speaking, people can eat it too, if they want.

You don't eat the main vine, but vine tips are OK. Don't eat the seed pods, but, flowers, leaves, and roots are OK.

Leaves they say you can bake, eat like steamed greens, or fry. Shoots are supposed to taste similar to snow pea pods and prepare similarly.

Do people eat it? Not really. But they CAN.

Maybe if Texas82GP were to switch to a heavier kudzu diet he could save up money for the shop quicker by cutting the grocery bills?
 
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Ugly1

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Lost in the woods of NH
Most weed killers that are potent enough to destroy the roots are also quite capable of poisoning the ground water; and your well water too. From the sounds of things you are far enough out that your sewer is a septic field and tank and your water source is a well. They are to be considered almost as sacred at all times because if you end up having to truck in potable water.....$$$$$$$$.

Q., Do goats eat Kudzu??



Nick
I think goats eat anything. There is stuff that kills the plant but not soak into the ground. You have to apply it to the top of the cutoff area like a paint and starts to cause it to die and rot naturally.
 

Ugly1

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according to this....

Almost all grazing animals can eat kudzu, including sheep. Sheep and goats are the primary grazers on kudzu. Some studies have shown that sheep prefer kudzu over grasses or commercial hay when given the choice. While most parts of the plant are edible, different animals have different preferences.
Sep 15, 2021

Can Sheep Eat Kudzu? - Backyard Homestead HQ

https://backyardhomesteadhq.com › can-sheep-eat-kudzu
But a goat will eat metal. No one ever called them smart 🤣 cows eat it not by choice, why they will have them swallow magnets.
 

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