We're down for the count here tonight at 107 degrees.
Trying to stay out of the direct sun.
Jackson has even pulled in his snood. I am giving them wet feed in the evenings now.
Nowhere is the lack of rain more apparent than right here in this corner. The trough for the llamas used to sit here, and you can see the grass that has gotten water next to the dead grass that has not. The green in the distance is weeds. I put a plain plastic bin out there in place of the water trough, and believe it or not, as green as it is.... it stays cool most of the day, and one of the turkeys has been standing in it regularly. When I dump this bin daily, it waters the short strip of grass you see the hens eating, and yes, they run out there each night to eat as I dump the bin and refill it. The rest of the pasture (except for the weeds) looks like the grass on the left.
However in the hoop house, two of the tomato plants have put on a bunch of new growth, and have sent up some side branches in the last three days. Keith suspects we are going to have an okay fall growing season... and so do several people at my office. I know one thing, it's been a struggle keeping water on everything and everyone, and tonight it got to me.
I want to apologize for missing some posts lately... I can't get pictures to load, and can't get Hughesnet to cooperate. About the time I sit down to post/type/load pictures, the internet stops sending and receiving. Tonight it has worked, hoorah! Same with reading your blogs... I can't get to them often here in the last few days. Must be the extreme heat (!)