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Date:July 21st, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)

Re: H-h-h-ot!!

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)

Re: H-h-h-ot!!

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.
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Date:July 21st, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)

Re: H-h-h-ot!!

Hadn't thought about ice cubes - thanks! I'll do that tonight!
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