It's hard on animals and humans in the heat.
I have to say, that the Goat Boys are surviving it very well. In the afternoons, they have been coming up on the deck or porch to lounge and sleep or chew their cuds. Yes, I have to sweep some "goat berries" as my mom would have called them, off the porch. It seems a small price to pay.
The dogs are getting used to hearing them outside the door, and yes, Kody thinks he should be in the air conditioning, too.
We are getting ever so closer to Kelly. He dances just out of our touch, but yesterday, ate a Ritz cracker for the first time.
We hope to be able to touch him, check his hooves, and put his little collar on him (green), too, very soon.
This was the very last planter I planted this year, and I got the portulaca, angelonia, and geraniums at Wal Mart, at the almost-end of their flower selling season. I think I got them for 1.00 each.
This late heat has made them go live... and I'm watering daily, but my gosh, they are so beautiful to see.
There was so much portulaca, there is some in a planter on the deck, too, and it's blooming away.
I put four frozen bottles into the waterer for the henspa. A new waterer is in order. I don't know if it's the humidity or what, but this one is rusting. I clean it out daily and I'm packing it with bottles daily now, in the heat wave. They keep the water very cool until tomorrow morning.
The top of the nest dwellers, Fancy and his gal Folly, also get bottles in their plastic waterer, and one on top that they can lay against to stay cool.
I rotate bottles in and out daily. These were being sprayed off and on their way to the freezer.
The ducks have the right idea. Shade. Cold well water.
I'll fill their fortex again before we leave for the game tonight, and their pool was just re-filled, too.
Stay in the shade, guys!
Our favorite team, the T Bones, have their last homestand these next four nights, and we have tickets for tonight, Wednesday, and Friday. We are switching Wednesday for Thursday so we can go see two of the Yoder grandbabies tomorrow night.
Then that will be it until next season!