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It’s Too Hot

23 Sep

We are having record heat today.  It’s been horribly hot for several days now, and we have one more to go before there’s a break in the weather.

Most of the animals are hanging in there okay.  I did notice last night that it was kind of a strain on my cattle tank and well.

They drained the tank.  As fast as the water was coming in, 2J80 was slurping it up.

They eventually drained the holding tank in the well.  Poor Green 25 was not getting in to drink, and she was panting horribly.

I did give her a few partial buckets of water that I had out for the goats.  That seemed to help.  Then I did hose her down a bit too.  I went out to check her in the Back Forty today, and she’s still  stressed.

There is a breeze in the pasture, and they are all hanging out in the shade.  It’s better than in the barnyard.  Some of the cows seem to be rather muddy.

They’ve found a way to keep themselves cool.  Or at least a little cooler.  If Green 25 was smart, she’d go down there to cool off too, but she is quite clean.

The bull seemed to think dozing the day away on the mud bank would be the best way to deal with the heat.

I did try to help them out by adding several tubs of water, so more of them could drink before the well/cattle tank couldn’t keep up.

Green 25 seems to appreciate it.  I hope they can hang in there.

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Friday’s Hunt v4.12

22 Sep

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with M, cloth, and everyday things. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with L:  Cutie Pie does not start with L, but she is a lovely lady!

Cutie Pie Goodberry

Landscape:  My favorite landscape is my Back Forty.

Although, I’m still not used to all those cows out there.

Key:  I really wanted to be creative and artistic, but I just can’t find time for anything but the bare necessities at home and my off farm job.  Then I remembered just before I went back to work, I started my car.  It was running, but none of the indicators on the dash board registered that the car was running.  I figured I’d try backing it out of the garage, but I couldn’t get it out of park.  I decided to turn it off, but I couldn’t turn it off.  It was stuck in park running in my garage.  I finally called my dad who called a friend, and I learned that you need to take out the fuse to the fuel pump in order to get it to quit running.  I had the towing company come and load it up and haul it to the mechanic, and they replaced the entire key housing that goes down into the steering column.  As a bonus, I got a new key!

Now it’s your turn!

These Two Girls

21 Sep

Astra and Caroline have completely stolen my heart.

Astra and Caroline

These two girls just make me smile.

I hope you come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.