I discovered another unanticipated downside to all this new Housing for foreign immigration going on around here this afternoon. With the daytime heat and on going drought plus dwindling garden water storage I decided to treat my tender young plants to their first shower from my irrigation system for the year. I have used this basic set up for at least half a decade but these days my sprinklers must be operating at about 10PSI. I soon gave up. Guess I am going to need to go find a lower water pressure kind of sprinkler system for the future.
Never had this particular issue before but I rarely need to water using the hay mulch I went to as long as we get some rain, but we have not had a drought like this since the last one back in 2013. MY storage tanks are low. I cannot even fill my hand water bucket all the way and without a bit more of a natural drenching there just isn't enough moisture for the mulch to hold in regardless. And now I guess with all the new houses on the country system and my drying up wells I don't have enough pressure to cover even a fraction of what I used to be able too. I haven't noticed any decrease inside but my garden flow is now a mere trickle compared to before and I tried several combinations just to be sure I wasn't missing something.
They are predicting rain this weekend though so maybe things won't get critical and my spray nozzle still works fine in a pinch.
All the construction going on around me simply seems to have died to nothing this last week. Not one worker has been seen period in over a week. They left the so called manufacturing building empty and open with no doors or windows installed and even went so far as to remove the dozers and earth movers from the two suburb worksites. Not just stopping all landscaping and road making they actually hauled off the equipment. It's been positively peaceful out here again for a change.
I am not sure what is up but I do wonder if this is not connected to the commercial loan and funding issues across the country I have been hearing so much about. Apparently financial institutions are ceasing and removing commercial loans left and right right now. I witnessed many video blog guests and talking heads panicking about it even more this afternoon than earlier this week. One guest was throwing fake dollars into the air and declaring them worthless today. Another talking head proclaimed housing is not crashing but switching to mostly cash buying who was followed closely be another claiming cash buyers are simply foreign buyers attempting to get out of cash in the easiest way possible.
As for the Small-Hold I mentioned not long ago we are reducing our exposure now by a big margin. I admit that for the last few months We have continued to spend as if nothing was happening or going to change but we are switching to spend thrift mode and using the fact that we remain totally debt free to weather this storm and reduce the loss of our assets as much as possible. Hording cash or precious metals still seems a bit premature yet as I do not trust the current tyrannical regime with anything they consider valuable. Besides who could make change for any gold we would use anyway? Tangible assets that can be used for trade and/or barter are much more reasonable for a government forced collapse like we are experiencing I believe. Especially one that appears to be starting and developing from the top down like this one is. Be prepared to hold out in place and see what develops seems the only safe option to me right now. With the current degenerates in power the exact direction things can go seem very uncertain to me, others may and probably do think differently of course.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!