Jul. 21st, 2010 @ 07:49 am
1. Stuff going on at work that leads me and coworker to believe that FINALLY, it's about to end. Yes, we're both happy - while being unemployed isn't something usually wanted, in this case, it IS. We've been on tenterhooks for *over* 5 years now, and....it's time. We may be mis-reading the situation, but it doesn't look like it. The lack of money will suck, but the lack of stress will MORE than make up for it.
2. Goats: milk production is DOWN. Annie and Mocha are both at half their usual...I think it's the heat. It was 103* at 5:30 last night......still, we got 3/4 gallon this AM. Not too bad - if we were in this for "reals", production of this nature would suck. Since it's for home use, it's more than adequate.
2.b. They're silly critters. I was uploading something for a friend last night; while the Mac was doing it's thing, I saw Rosa at the back fence. I went out and offered her a fresh weed from the jungle that is my back yard. Oh my Gosh - I had a goat pile-up! You'd think we never fed the silly, starving things - they were FIGHTING. Over WEEDS. :lol:
3. Have I mentioned it's HOT? Yeah? OK then.....
4. Love my clothesline. I didn't get it to save the enviornment - I got it because we have HEAT, and drying my clothes for free? Can't beat that! I hung a load outside last night at 6:30. By the time I had finished hanging them, the first ones were *almost* dry. :seriously:
5. Wrist is painfully sore. Not sure what's up with that...but we ARE going to scrounge up enough to buy me a milking machine soon. This is for the birds!
|Date:||July 21st, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)|| |
I don't know how you do it. It gets to be 92 here, and I melt. ((And it's been 92 A LOT this summer!)) It canNOT be healthy to live in that heat like that. Come EMP, you guys will die of heat exposure, for sure. It's not kewl... literally.
Obama made a trip to little Holland, Michigan last week for the opening of a little plant that will employ 300 people. Before that, he went to Racine, WI... which is even smaller, and there was no plant opening involved. WHAT IS GOING ON WITH HIM!?!?
|Date:||July 21st, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)|| |
I don't know what's going on with our "fearless leader"....it's weird.
As for the heat - we normally get Hot. Texas is a little slice o'Hell come August....but this year? It's the hottest on record so far. 108* Sunday, 107* Monday...103* last night....CRAZY. I am NOT looking forward to August - it's usually in the 100s - this year? I'm betting 115*+. :shudder:
How we do it? A/C is a must. The goats have a fan - so do the chickens, but thiers kinda sucks, and needs to be replaced. (It's an attic fan). We're going to wire the barn and put a window unit in (machine FIRST, but...). We have a pool - I don't know how people survive without one (even the pop-up pools work!). Lots and Lots of iced tea/ice water/lemonade. (We push fluids).
This is where Yah planted me.....I've asked about moving, but so far the answer's no. :shrug: I like the mild winters - August is usually the worst. (Not this year, though...) The goats are down - they're not drinking a lot. :sigh: Still...it could be worse. Not looking forward to it.....the lack of A/C in the event of an EMP is NOT something I'm looking forward to. I have fans (hand-powered :grin:) and I have the "cooling" bandanas (just add water!)..but it'll suck.
|Date:||July 21st, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)|| |
Have you tried putting a chunk of ice in their water? Milk production drops when they are dehydrated and warm water isn't that tasty.
I am in the desert too, and it is only really hot for a few weeks. We do chores at night and nap in the afternoon.
And we eat popsicles. Put our feet in cool water. Sit in the shade.
Hadn't thought about ice cubes - thanks! I'll do that tonight!
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