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  1. On 6/30/2019 at 12:00 PM, Alfa said:

    This campaign against plastic bags is getting a little disproportionate when you consider that they make up only .8% of the plastics now in use. Even if we eliminate them all, it will have an insignificant impact on the problem.

    Ah, statistics!  Your figure of .8% is for plastics now in use.   I might submit that a statistic for percentage of plastic bags that make their way into the oceans where they enter fish and animal digestive systems and do other harm might be significant.

    Here are a couple of statistics regarding this:

    On the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup day in September 2017, 789,138 volunteers in more than 100 countries collected about 20.5 million pounds of trash. 7% of this were plastic bags.

    The American Chemical Society says that 6.5% of plastics in the oceans are plastic bags.

  2. I`m looking for color remover for clothes.  Some of the Mexican marcas would be El Caballito Decolorante or Mariposa Decolorante.  US RIT Color Remover. Perhaps there are other brands that do the same thing.  Soriana, who had it for years, has discontinued it.  La Parasina in Chapala does not have it. I have tried all the ferreterias who carry Mariposa colorantes.  Has anyone seen this exact product, the decolorante, not the colorantes?  Gracias.

  3. It`s most likely the larvae of some flying insect.  In the US there were "moths". It wasn`t the moths (no mouth parts) eating clothes, it was their larvae.  To eradicate larvae on clothes I would dry clean all the clothes of that fiber or even all natural fiber clothes near your blouse.

  4. 14 hours ago, mcintlm said:

    Can anyone tell me when the loud cohetes will stop? We can put up with them but our dogs are terrified. We have had to get medication to calm them down!

    I know there is some kind of festival in San Antonio Tlayacapan but was wondering when we could expect a good nights sleep.

    As was said, they don`t stop.  All newbies ask your question.  After a while, you stop asking.  BTW, fiestas and cohetes are not always related.  There are cohetes during fiestas (not just the once a year patronales like in SA now but all through the year) but also for birthdays and other parties and when a couple of guys want to just pull over to the side of the road, drink and set off cohetes.  All these I have personally experienced.  My construction earphones saved my sanity the first few years here but I don`t wear them any longer and the cohetes now are just a part of my aural life (with the loud musica on weekends, barking dogs, speakers announcing fruit and vegetables, water, gas, et. al.).  Cohetes are Mexico. Mexico is cohetes. You`ll adjust and hopefully you`ll be able to help your dogs adjust as well.  For now, for you, you might want to invest in good earplugs and construction earphones.

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  5. 20 hours ago, timjwilson said:

    Yes, thanks. I've already bought worms from both. Juan Diego is a good friend. Neither of them have large quantities available. I'm presently trying to boost my population.

    Good luck on your worm and mulch venture.

    Have you contacted the worm people in Guad and environs (they`re on the internet under "lombriz roja californiana")? One is "Lombricultura Guadalajara" in Zapopan.

    Also, reportedly and confirmed by the woman in the plaza tienda in Tlachichilco, there is a worm farm a kilometer or so outside of Tlachichilco on 16th de Septiembre (the main road in Tlachichilco).  The road becomes nearly impassable a half a klick out except to 4-wheel drives.   Haven`t made it past the rough spot yet in our van.

    GPS: 20.335515, -103.078470

  6. Now we`re cooking!   So many possibilities for new products in the new no-plastic-bag world! Love the shipping suit!

    timjwilson, composting worms can be had at the Tuesday market from Anna Luz (don`t remember her company name) and Juan Diego at Galo Goat Farm.  I think a well-labeled vermicomposting bucket on the malecon is doable!  Just tell the malecon gardeners what you`re doing.

  7. 20 minutes ago, Go Solar said:

    My quote above......I did mention about the road ruggedness......and FYI, small 2 wheel drive pickups  and SUV's go down there all the time, just takes some getting used to.    If you didn't want to go that way, you definitely wouldn't want to go the other route....however, you could park in the square and walk it from the pueblo, in 10 minutes, and the folks there would probably load their truck and drive a couple of sacks back out to where you parked.....

    Don`t know how long it`s been since your SUV passed that way but it was simply not possible for our van to pass down that road after the first half of a kilometer. My experience, maybe yours has been different.  Yes, I think if we want worms that badly from the guy, we would walk from town. As you say, it wouldn`t be that far and it is a rather bucolic scene - old abandoned adobe houses, animals everywhere, quiet.  For now, we`ll be ordering worms from Mercado Libre.

  8. For those considering going to the worm guy outside of Tlachichilco: we tried getting to him today, confirming in a tienda in town that there is indeed a worm guy just outside of Tlachichilco on 16th of Septiembre.  We drove down 16th de Septiembre going out of Tlachichilco.  However, our van had to stop about halfway there due to the road becoming slowly but surely impassable.  The rest of the "road", actually a rude pathway, would only be traversed by foot, horse or someone taking a chance with their small 4 wheel drive vehicle.  We could not find the road that is shown on Google going from the carretera to this person`s house.  If anyone finds a local supplier for red composting worms or worm castings, please let me know!

  9. 1 hour ago, Go Solar said:

    Daylight hours.....10 to 4 should be OK, Sat AM likely also.    Pretty informal place, just holler HOLA when you get to the gate.....there is a small house on the property.    The finished black earth (and worms) is under the shade canopy on the west edge of the property.    Yes, about 1.5 km from the turn off onto 16 de Sept from the carraterra.

    Finished black earth as in worm castings?

  10. 1 hour ago, Go Solar said:

    Daylight hours.....10 to 4 should be OK, Sat AM likely also.    Pretty informal place, just holler HOLA when you get to the gate.....there is a small house on the property.    The finished black earth (and worms) is under the shade canopy on the west edge of the property.    Yes, about 1.5 km from the turn off onto 16 de Sept from the carraterra.

    The gate is on 16th de Sept.?

  11. 13 minutes ago, Go Solar said:

    Here's the map coordinates;  these local old roads are in tough shape, so plan to take an SUV or something rugged with some ground clearance....it is easier to go in through the pueblo of Tlachichilco, and continue to follow 16 de Sept east, than to turn south off of the carraterra directly above it.

    20.335515, -103.078470

    Coming from Chapala, 16 de Sept appears to be the first street going into Tlachichilco?  The worm farm appears to be just over  km from the carretera?  Any idea of their "hours", particularly if they`re open on Saturdays? Or is this a "it`s open when it`s open" kinda place?

    Thanks so much, GoSolar!

  12. 21 minutes ago, Go Solar said:

    There IS a "worm farm" and compost / black earth operation at lakeside, just east of Tlachichilco, south of the carraterra on the old callejon to Mezcala.      Will post back here with the link to the exact location.    And you can stop in at Focaccia on the way for a snack or meal.


    Thanks, I would love the link since I travel that area but am not aware of the old road to Mezcala. Is it the road labeled Juarez on maps?

  13. 6 minutes ago, Tiny said:

    Go to a page that is in Spanish. One of the rows toward the top of the browser should have a button for the translator. Click on it. It should ask to translate the whole page. 

    There is a way to do it automatically but I am not using my PC now so I will check later.


    I do not see that option.

  14. 12 hours ago, Tiny said:

    I added the Chrome extension, Google Translate, to my Chrome browser.

    Do you know how to add an extension to Chrome?


    I added it but how do you use it in a website?  When I click on the icon while in a website, the window that comes up is empty, nothing to translate.  If, one at a time, I have to select each phrase then drop it into the window, it does not seem worth the trouble.

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