Most gardeners have to have planned ahead to cut flowers from their gardens to actually harvest them without guilt. That never seemed to bother my grandmother, though.She raided the family garden every Saturday morning, often to the anguish of my grandfather, who loved his hollyhocks almost as much as Grandmother.If you’d like a garden you can dip into on a weekly basis, you need to know a couple of things: One, it’s time to get started, and two, if you don’t cut them, you’ll lose them.It’s true. Most cut flowers do best when cut regularly. Otherwise, they go to seed and stop flowering.They aren’t hard to grow. It’s easier and less costly to grow them from seed. Almost all annual cut flowers are grown from seed.Perennials often require an extra year of growth before becoming truly productive. When you can’t grow them from seed, or when it’s important to perpetuate certain traits, you can propagate them from cuttings. Either way, it’s easy.Planting time and conditions Most annual cut flowers will grow best if you plant the seed in mid to late fall directly onto the soil surface. If the mix of flowers you want has many tender annuals, you can plant them in early to mid-March.Perennial cut flowers are best planted as seed in late summer. Keeping the seed moist in August can be tricky, though. You may want to buy young plants. But you can do well with seed if you prepare a good seed bed.You need not do anything special for wild flowers. Just kill the weeds, till the soil at least 4 inches deep, rake it smooth and then seed it. A light peppering of fertilizer (not too much) can help roots grow.Most cut flowers require full sun. Any level, open area will do nicely. If the soil is very poor, add compost. Your main goal is to have well-drained soils.Cut flowers are vulnerable to winds from storms or driving rain. Fences, or staking, can make damage less likely. Growing them in large colonies can let the collective stems support each other.Many seeds will germinate as soon as they ripen or dry. Others may require moist chilling. Still others may benefit from a chemical or physical treatment to help break down hard seed coats. And some may have combinations of these requirements. Learn as much as you can about what your seed requires.Don’t bury, dry or fertilize them to deathDon’t bury the seed. Broadcast it on the surface and barely rough it in by smoothing it down with the back side of a hard rake. This is how nature intended it to be.Some cases, where seeds are slow to germinate or seedlings slow to develop, require patience. Some seeds planted in fall may not germinate until March or April.Be careful not to let the seeds or seedlings dry out. Protect them from frequent, soil-compacting tramplings. And don’t let them get covered up with leaves. You may need to pull large weeds, too.Most cut flowers need only be fertilized in early spring just as the plants begin to grow. Use one-half pound per 100 square feet of bed.Fertilize again after the first large harvest of stems, watering heavily just after you fertilize. With repeated cutting, most cut flowers will produce four to five generations of flowers per summer. By Paul A. Thomas Georgia Extension Service Volume XXVII Number 1 Page 16
Image courtesy of EnagásNatural gas demand in Spain in February closed the month with a 16.9 percent increase year on year, reaching 34.1 TWh, according to the Spanish LNG terminal operator, Enagás.The increase in demand came mostly from the industrial sector as a response to the lower temperatures which also spurred the rise in demand for natural gas used in power generation.Enagás noted that industrial sector, which represents over 50 percent of the total natural gas consumption, used up 17.3 TWh in February, adding that the consumption kept rising since May 2016.Conventional demand, which covers use by homes, businesses and industries, grew 15.5 percent in February compared to the corresponding month in 2016 reaching 29.6 TWh.The increase in electricity demand boosted the demand for natural gas from the power generation sector which saw an increase of 26.9 percent, reaching 4.5 TWh, Enagás said.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30 2016)–Well positioned while attentive to the pace from his number 10 post position, 6-year-old California-bred gelding Ambitious Brew sat a close third at the top of the stretch and out-gamed runner-up Richard’s Boy late to take Friday’s opening day Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes (first division) under Mike Smith.Owned and bred by Pamela Ziebarth and trained by Marty Jones, Ambitious Brew got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s all-new hillside turf course in 1:11.57.A winner of four of eight lifetime races down the hillside, Ambitious Brew was off at 5-1 in a field of 10 three year olds and up and paid $13.20, $5.40 and $4.20.“He jumped out of the gate well,” said Smith. “I was in a great spot from the word ‘go’ and able to get to the outside smoothly, without losing any ground. I’ve been blessed to ride him a lot and win on him a few times, but I have to say that this is his best race, by far. If I can get him to do that coming down the hill at the Breeders’ Cup (Turf Sprint, here on Nov. 5), that would be awesome.”A son of Tizbud out of the Forest Wildcat mare Kathwen, Ambitious Brew picked up $60,000 for the win, boosting his earnings to $499,225. Second, beaten a nose two years ago in the race named for retired Hall of Famer jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, Ambitious Brew notched his seventh win from 20 overall starts.“He loves the hill and he trains like it,” said Jones, whose stable is based at Los Alamitos. “We know he’s good and he’s a professional. I was a little nervous in the stretch, but Mike had him in a great spot.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Richard’s Boy pressed the pace throughout and proved second best, finishing a length in front of Irish-bred Hunt. Off at 6-1, Richard’s Boy paid $6.40 and $4.40.Hunt, who was ridden by Flavien Prat, rallied for third, finishing a half length in front of longshot Clever Royal. The second choice in the wagering at 5-2, he paid $2.40 to show.Lone Shipman, a highly accomplished filly who shipped in from New York for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, ran mid-pack throughout under Irad Ortiz, Jr., and finished sixth as the 8-5 favorite.Fractions on the race were 21.79, 43.86 and 1:05.77.(Delahoussaye presented the trophy and was joined by family and friends, including fellow retired rider and best friend, Ray Sibille).The first division of the Eddie D. was carded as the sixth race on a nine-race program.
Mourners who wish to attend the wake and funeral of the late rally driver Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly are being respectfully asked to follow designated travel arrangements over the coming days.Mr Kelly will be waked at his late residence in Drumacanoo, Churchill, from 11am on Tuesday 25th June. Funeral arrangements are due to be confirmed later.The following notice has been issued on behalf of the Kelly family: The death has occurred of Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly, Drumacanoo, Churchill.Manus’ remains will repose at his home at Drumacanoo, Churchill, from 11am tomorrow morning, Tuesday June 25th.House strictly private until that time. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed later.Those intending to attend the wake and funeral of the late Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly are respectfully asked to use the Car Parks and Park & Ride facilities which will be in place. Directional signs and marshals will be in place at the various locations to assist mourners.We on behalf of the Kelly Family, Donegal Motor Club, Donegal County Council and Glenswilly GAA Club appreciate your cooperation with these arrangements at this sad time.Traffic notice issued for wake and funeral of the late Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly, RIP was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:funeralmanus kelly ripmanus kelly wakeNotice
Furthermore, the encouraging economic data, specifically relating to consumer spending, which came out of the United States during the last quarter of the year has also had a positive influence on the confidence of CEOs in the financial sector. Furthermore, the manufacturing sector in China contracted for the first time in nearly three years in November, prompting fears that the Chinese economy is also heading for troubled waters. With local gross domestic product (GDP) estimates being revised downward for the third quarter of the year, markets remain unsettled by fragile sentiment and speculation about the future of the monetary union. On the contrary, the latest employment and inflation figures bode well for growth locally. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The Merchantec CEO Confidence Index remained relatively flat in the fourth quarter of 2011, with a slight dip to 54.4. The stabilisation could suggest the bottoming out of confidence as South Africa’s chief executive officers (CEOs) begin to look toward a better year in 2012. The financial sector was the most bullish of the sectors showing an increase of 10.4% to a score of 59.2, following its 23.3% decrease last quarter. 12 December 2011 Employment figures bode well The volatility in markets and economies both locally and abroad is driving dichotomous perceptions in confidence. This improved optimism can be attributed to the political reshuffling in Europe and international central banks’ recent decision to cut rates and make dollars cheaper as attempts to ease the sovereign debt crisis continue, Merchantec said in a statement last week. This dip in confidence comes on the back of Germany – Europe’s most successful economy throughout the sovereign debt crisis – being unable to find investors for all of its government bonds in a fresh placement during the last quarter of the year. ‘Not yet out of the woods’ The Merchantec CEO Confidence Index, which consists of five components, collates views from over 100 CEOs of top South African companies and provides a leading indicator into how business leaders perceive local market conditions and the economy going forward. The delicate nature of the economy is echoed by CEOs confidence, in particular the “economic conditions” component of the index, which despite experiencing the biggest increase in confidence of any component, up 11.6%, is the only component of the index below the neutral score of 50. The “raising of debt or equity” component of the index showed the biggest decline in confidence, with a 10.2% decrease to a score of 53.6. “Despite the stabilisation in the overall confidence of the index, there are still indicators that CEOs believe we are not yet out of the woods,” the statement warned.
Members of the Borolelo community with barrels of water distributed by Brand South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Operation Hydrate in North West on Saturday 12 March.Swartruggens, Monday 14 March 2016 – Brand South Africa in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Operation Hydrate hosted an open dialogue at Swartruggens Combined School on Saturday 12 March 2016. Discussions looked at the culture of human rights in South Africa, before participants distributed hundreds of litres of water to the community of Borolelo, who are currently experiencing the effects of a severe drought.The dialogue kicked off with a call by Operation Hydrate’s Yaseen Theba to all South Africans to stop criticising each other, the environment and the government for the challenges we face as a nation. “Instead, we all need to take action.”This was echoed by social advocate Yusuf Abramjee who said: “This is exactly what the Play Your Part initiative is about – active citizenry, South Africans using their skills, time and resources to help each other. As citizens we need to see what we can do to tackle some of South Africa’s issues.”The dialogue looked at, among others, issues around service delivery, education, equality and infrastructure challenges. Panellists included Mr Sean Moodley from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Mr Sello Hatang, CEO of Nelson Mandela Foundation, Ms Tshegofatso Ramokopeloa from North West University, Councillor Victor Kgari, Ms Lerato Motaung from Civics Academy, Mr Yaseen Theba of Operation Hydrate, and Ms Jeanette Dibetso-Nyathi, a political advisor to the Premier of the North West.In the 2016 State of the Nation Address President Jacob Zuma declared Human Rights Day, 21 March, to be the national day against racism.It is against this background that the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation launched the Anti-Racism Network South Africa movement (ARNSA) which calls on all South Africans to pledge towards eradicating the scourge of racism in South Africa.At the close of the dialogue all present took ARNSA’s pledge against racism. The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Mr Sello Hatang, echoed the words of former President Nelson Mandela who said: “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” This is the spirit that South Africans must draw on.Ms Lerato Motaung, project director of Civics Academy, said: “All sectors of society need to be committed to building a South Africa that the youth would be proud to inherit. To do so, we need to change the narrative. At present there is a focus on problems and problem-solving. This needs to shift to a discourse of building.”Discussing the Constitution, Ms Tshegofatso Ramokopeloa, supervising attorney at North West University’s Community Law centre, said: “We need practice Ubuntu within ourselves … negativity starts and ends with us, as individuals …We need to use our skills, talents, time and resources to help each other – being selfish takes us away from democracy.”Operation Hydrate describes their initiative as Ubuntu in action, as all the activities rely on volunteers who are committed to helping their fellow South Africans in need. Mr Theba said: “Water is a basic need as human beings. It is remarkable to see how many South Africans answered the call to help those worst affected by the drought.” Mr Theba also used the platform to announce that Operation Hydrate will be installing its first borehole in North West in the next month. “This is a more sustainable solution to help the community access water.”Following the dialogue, all panellists accompanied the volunteers of Operation Hydrate to distribute 100 000 litres of water to residents of Borolelo in the North West.Swartruggens is one of the towns most severely affected by the current drought, the worst in South Africa for 100 years. The town has been without water for eight months. Representatives from the Premier’s office and the Municipality committed to improving service delivery in the province, and outlined some of the measures currently being explored to provide a permanent solution to the water crisis the province faces.Follow the conversation on #UniteSA #OperationHydrate
“Political division based on colour is entirely artificiall and when it disappears, so will the domination of one colour group by another.” Nelson Mandela (Images: NelsonMandela.org)• Sello HatangCEONelson Mandela Centre of Memory+27 11 547 [email protected] Jane CookAs South Africa celebrates 20 years of a vibrant and robust democracy, it commemorates a significant trial in the country’s turbulent history the 1963 to 1964 Rivonia Trial.The trial – named for the Johannesburg suburb in which members of the African National Congress’s (ANC) armed wing (Umkhonto We Sizwe, The Spear of the Nation) hid out – was a gruelling one for the 11 accused, but on 20 April, 1964, late former president, Nelson Mandela, gave a rousing address in the courtroom.It was a defining moment in the trial when Mandela condemned the court as unlawful, saying that its decisions were cruel and unjustified and that objecting to such rulings was critical. His speech from the dock is a milestone in the struggle against apartheid, articulating why the ANC instigated what came to be known as the armed struggle, and Mandela’s willingness to sacrifice his own life to achieve equality and freedom for all South Africans.The armed struggle was a tactical response to the apartheid regime’s increasingly brutal crackdown on dissenters; in response, in December 1961, the ANC launched a sabotage campaign. Hoping to “bring the government to its senses” Mandela and his comrades tried to avoid casualties as they blew up public buildings, railway tracks and power lines.The state countered with assassinations, detention without trial, and torture, and on 11 July 1963 the police raided an ANC hide-out, Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, arresting the majority of the trialists. At the time Mandela was already in prison, serving a five-year sentence for leaving the country without a passport; for his clandestine trip around Africa in 1962; and for incitement, having played a role in planning a three-day strike against South Africa becoming a republic in 1961. He became “Accused No. 1”.The Rivonia TrialThe trial began on 9 October 1963, with the eleven accused – Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Denis Goldberg, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Rusty Bernstein, Andrew Mlangeni, Elias Motsoaledi, Bob Hepple and James Cantor – appearing on charges of, among others, conspiracy and sabotage.The specific charges the accused faced were:• Recruiting persons for training in the preparation and use of explosives and in guerrilla warfare for the purpose of violent revolution and committing acts of sabotage;• Conspiring to commit the aforementioned acts and to aid foreign military units when they invaded the Republic;• Acting in these ways to further the objects of communism; and• Soliciting and receiving money for these purposes from sympathisers in Algeria, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, Tunisia, and elsewhere.Mandela And Co’s Defence TeamDistinguished Afrikaner lawyer, Bram Fischer, led the defence team; he was assisted by Joel Joffe, Arthur Chaskalson, George Bizos, Vernon Berrangé and Harold Hanson. A separate team, including Hanson and Harry Schwarz, defended Kantor. Dr Quartus de Wet, Judge-President of the Transvaal Provincial Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa was presiding judge and Dr Percy Yutar, deputy attorney-general of the Transvaal Provincial Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa was the chief prosecutor.The trial began on 9 October 1963 and ended on 12 June 1964.On 30 October 1963 Hepple was released and charges withdrawn on condition he testify against his comrades. He never testified, instead fleeing the country. On 4 March 1964 Kantor was acquitted. Bernstein was found not guilty and discharged, but rearrested immediately upon leaving the dock. He also later left the country.Mandela, Sisulu, Kathrada, Mbeki, Goldberg, Mhlaba, Mlangeni and Motsoaledi, were convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment. As the only white person sentenced, Goldberg was sent to Pretoria Central Prison. The other seven were sent to Robben Island.Listen to the speech hereMandela’s iconic ‘Speech from the Dock’George Bizos, Mandela’s lawyer, confidant and friend, described Mandela’s strategy during the trial; “Mandela, with the concurrence of all his co-accused and the legal team, decided that they would challenge the legitimacy of the regime. He would make a statement from the dock and they would give evidence on oath not only to expose the truth about the oppression of the people of South Africa by an illegitimate regime, but also to appeal to the world at large that they had no choice.“They appealed to the world jury to acquit them of any moral wrongdoing and to convict the regime of committing crimes against humanity. They used the courtroom as a forum to proclaim that their cause was just. Mandela was aware that the defence that the accused – and he in particular – had adopted was a dangerous step.”Mandela faced the court, and spoke at length on his, and the ANC’s, commitment to fighting injustice and inequality. “Political division based on colour is entirely artificial,” he said, “and when it disappears, so will the domination of one colour group by another. The ANC has spent half a century fighting against racialism. When it triumphs, as it certainly must it will not change that policy.“The invincibility of our cause and the certainty of our final victory are the impenetrable armour of those who consistently uphold their faith in freedom and justice in spite of political persecution.”He admitted planning acts of sabotage, saying, “Some of the things so far told to the court are true and some are untrue. I do not, however, deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness, nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation, and oppression of my people by the whites.”He concluded his statement saying, “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve,” and then, against his defence team’s advice, he issued a bold challenge to the court, saying, “But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”According to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Mandela later recounted the “tremendous impact” of the speech, particularly the last paragraph; “When I came to that paragraph I closed the document and I put it on the table; and then faced the judge, looked at the judge straight and made that statement … the judge never looked at me again. That whole day you see, [he] didn’t look at me.”Journalist, Ron Anderson, covered the trial for the Johannesburg-based The Star newspaper; he described his reaction to Mandela’s statement, saying, “… walking past [Paul] Kruger’s statue … I said to myself, ‘I’ve heard something memorable, historical’.“Mandela just stood there quietly and deliberately and without any theatricals or anything … he just said ‘this is something I’m prepared to die for’ … He didn’t wave his arms or anything; he just delivered it in a measured tone.” Mandela’s speech from the dock is a milestone in the struggle against apartheid, articulating why the ANC instigated what came to be known as the armed struggle, and Mandela’s willingness to sacrifice his own life to achieve equality and freedom for all South Africans.The Trial’s SignificanceThe Rivonia Trial was a turning point in the struggle against apartheid; the trial further focused world attention on the plight of black South Africans, prompting cultural and sporting bodies – including Fifa and the International Olympic Committee – to terminate South Africa’s membership in the organisations; the country became a pariah.The trial’s outcome also affected political activity inside the country, making it virtually impossible to resist the apartheid government openly; liberation organisations were driven further underground and networks outside the country were strengthened. But by the late 1980s and early 1990s, international pressure and internal strife led to negotiations to overturn apartheid laws.After 27 years and eight months, Mandela was released from prison on 11 February 1990, ushering in South Africa’s now 20-year-old democracy.
19 February 2016Solar panel technology, perfectly suited to the African climate and topography, is one of the fastest growing renewable energy solutions for the future. And Morocco is leading the way in perfecting solar’s science and industry.Located near the town of Ouarzazate in the Sahara Desert, the Noor solar thermal project, comprises three exponential phases that will be completed by 2020. According to Nasa, it will be the largest solar energy installation in the world, making it visible from space.NOOR 1, the first 160 megawatt power plant! @Ouarzazate https://t.co/ww2Sjqvzoo pic.twitter.com/exdlWvOsvZ— SOLAR IMPULSE (@solarimpulse) February 16, 2016The first Noor 1 phase of the venture was switched on at the beginning of February 2016. It is expected to begin supplying over a million households in Morocco and its neighbours using sun energy gathered from 500 000 solar mirror panels.The panels gather and concentrate the sun’s energy to heat water that produces steam that powers energy-generating turbines. The advantage of solar thermal power, apart from its limitless source, is its heat storage capabilities. It stores the heat to make energy at night. Unlike conventional photovoltaic (semi-conductor cell) systems, thermal systems don’t suddenly produce less when a cloud passes over.Cool infographic showing how solar thermal works #CleanTech#Solar #Water #coal #fracking #oilandgas #Oil #Renewable pic.twitter.com/PDFuhHj2gj— Greenbelt Solar (@greenbeltsolar) October 30, 2013The solar panel concept is popular in parts of the world where sunlight is constant throughout the year, particularly in deserts. The largest functioning solar panel project is currently in operation in the Mojave Desert in the USA, according to The Guardian.In 1986, the German particle physicist, Gerhard Knies, calculated that the world’s deserts received enough energy in a few hours to provide for humanity’s power needs for a whole year. The challenge though, has also been successfully capturing the energy generated and transporting it from the desert plants to urban areas.With growing, adaptable infrastructure, as well in research into the technology, Africa is perfectly suited to lead the way in finding affordable, practical solutions.Solar thermal energy in South AfricaWeather conditions and topography in South Africa offers perfect conditions for the solar panel concept, with various projects already using the technology in South Africa.Operational plants in Pofadder, Upington and Groblershoop generate 200MW of power, while new plant constructions in Northern Cape, including the Redstone and Xina CSP operations, will add another 300MW to the national grid over the next three to five years.The Helio100 project at Stellenbosch University is researching prototype small- scale concentrated solar power for use in the consumer market.Meanwhile, in Morocco, the first phase of the Noor installation covers hundreds of hectares, but once completed in 2020, Noor will span more than 24km2, an area larger than the country’s capital city of Rabat.Noor 1 is creating 160 megawatts of power, making it, even in this first phase, one of the world’s largest solar thermal power plants. As Noor 2 and 3 are completed, the energy generation is expected to be 580 megawatts.The Noor Ouarzazate Solar Complex, world’s largest solar power plant was located in which country?Morocco pic.twitter.com/JzZYpuhGcg— General Knowledge (@GKFORWIN) February 12, 2016Almost half of Morocco’s energy is expected to come from renewable energy, with a third of that from solar. According to the World Bank, Morocco currently imports 97% of its energy. It believes its investment in the solar plant will help to make the country less reliant on those imports and reduce its long-term carbon emissions by millions of tons.Together with the African Development Bank and the Moroccan government, the World Bank has invested almost $700-million to begin the first phase of the Noor project that will, over the next 10 to 20 years, bring much-needed renewable energy solutions to Africa and the world.Source: AFKInsider
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Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Houses are changing. Anyone buying a new home in 2018 expects the home to be quite different from one built in 1918, of course.What “new features” is the typical buyer of a new home seeking out? It depends. Some buyers are looking for a foyer with a 20-foot ceiling and a master bathroom with a big Jacuzzi. Others, including the typical GBA reader, are looking for low energy bills and superior indoor air quality.A beautiful house from 1918 probably included a large coal bin in the cellar. These days, coal bins are obsolete. If you want your new home to be green, then you probably realize that many of the must-have features of decades past are as obsolete as a coal bin. Features you do not need Some of the features listed below were normal (or even desirable) in a house built a few decades ago. In a green home? Not so much.A vented crawl space. Unless you live in an unusually dry climate, a vented crawl space is usually damp and nasty, especially during the summer. There is no longer any justification for building this type of foundation. Instead, build on a slab foundation or a basement foundation. If you insist on a having a crawl space — and I’m not sure why you would — make sure that it is an unvented conditioned crawl space.For more information, see Building an Unvented Crawl Space.Bay windows. Most bay windows leak a lot of air. Moreover, the unglazed portions of a typical bay window often have very little insulation. (If you look at the horizontal ledge that a typical bay window sits on, you’ll realize that this cantilevered platform is too thin to contain much insulation.)A well-insulated house has as few bump-outs… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.