Wednesday, July 20, 2011


And that's about all I have to say about that.

Unbearable heat that has no end in sight (forecast out 10 days future still shows all over-100 days). No rain (at the farm, we didn't even get that '.33' inch they list there above). All we are doing is watering, watering, watering to keep things alive as best we can. Have lost two chickens to the heat. Garden is burning up.

It does remind me of 1980. However, that year, I had spoiled myself by having moved away from the farm, and happened to be living and working where there was air conditioning. As most of you know, we have no type of air conditioning at home (and don't want it, most of the time). We have box fans in the windows; we depend on shade and a breeze, which we don't always get. We are used to toughing out a few extreme heat days each summer, but this year has been unbelievable just in the number of days with no break in the heat. Truly living like the pioneers now -- except we are very grateful for running water.