Make An Olla To Stay Cool In The Hot Summer…


Date: September 03, 2022

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“Arizona was a miserable place in the summer before air conditioning. Yet people have lived and thrived here for millennia, how did they deal with the extreme heat? One trick is the earthenware water jar called an “olla” that keeps the water inside cool with evaporation. This video takes a brief look at the history of the olla in the old Southwest and then I show how to make one and test out its amazing water cooling effect.

The book quoted in this video, “On The Border With Crook”:

0:00 Summer In Arizona
0:32 Historic use of ollas to cool water
3:11 Making an olla in the traditional way
6:17 Firing an olla outdoors
8:12 Testing the water cooling ability of the olla”


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