That is what we used to cry when we'd had enough.
Well, "Uncle!" I say.
Yesterday afternoon the thermometer on the sunny side
of the house read 120 degrees....that's all the higher it goes.
The thermometer on the shady side read 102 degrees.
Ok, it's the beginning of July...still early summer....wasn't the first
day of summer just a couple of weeks ago??
It is way too early for this type of heat.
Just ask my chickens.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to ask 3 of them.
Three of them perished today in the heat.
They are outside with plenty of shade and lots of fresh water.
But, it is just too hot.
I must apologize.
I always try to write happy stories.
But today, it is hard.
We are all a bit stressed by the heat.
The chickens are panting.
The horses are miserable.
At least they have a powerful fan to stand in front of.
And I am drenched in sweat.
Not a pretty sight.
The only animals seemingly unaffected by the heat are the guinea fowl.
I suppose being from Africa helps some.
Perhaps I should replace my chickens with ostriches.
And my horses with zebras.
Gazelle for goats.
Or maybe the heat should lift so we can all go back to
a more comfortable existence.
The drought continues, and our pond is down by 2 feet.
The ducks will soon have only a puddle.
Ok, so enough doom and gloom.
On a lighter note, the garden is thriving.
(That is, with daily watering.)
And, best of all......
Tyler is finally opening his eyes and checking out his world.
He has been much like a tiny puppy these last two weeks.
Sleeping, sleeping, sleeping.
Now, finally he has awakened....
On a much lighter note,
this is an actual local street sign.
Ah, how I love the country!!