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Lazy Days of Summer

12 Jul

I have been quite busy this summer, but everyone else around here seems to be taking it easy this summer.

Betty Lou

Sky

Athena

Bob

Anubis

Tony

Sidney

Sky

Poki

Snickers

Mary

Must be nice!

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Heat Advisory

30 Jun

Welll, we’ve had pretty decent temperatures this summer, but we are now in excessive heat.

Our feels-like temperatures are well over 100°F (37.78°C).  That is really hard for the animals.

Victoria

I spend most of my day checking everyone and making sure they have clean water.

Cookie’s girls: Chiffon and Marge

For the most part, everyone was doing well.  My usual few goats stay up in the barnyard.  I think they might have just figured out that they’re going to get some sweet feed.

Penelope

The llama girls were doing well.  They were feeling cranky enough to keep spitting.

Aurora

Tony is one that had me worried.  He was open mouth breathing.  I tried bribing him to come into the garage.

Tony Llama

I could have had all of the goats in there with me.  They have no problems walking through an open door when you show them that there’s food on the other side of it.  Tony.  I had to halter, and he still wouldn’t let me lead him through.  I was skidding in his poop pile that he had to make right in the doorway.  During all this struggle, he wasn’t acting too stressed, so I left him.  Then I saw him out in the sun trying to eat.  I suggested eating under a shade tree, but he’s a dude.  Then he was back inside panting again.  Once again, I tried bribing him, and this time, I got him to come into the garage!

It’s cooler and he has cool concrete to lie on and a cool bucket of water, and I even turned the air conditioner on.  It’s still set to 80º F (26.67ºC), but it is better than outside.

The birds are the other animals that don’t like the heat.   The geese are fine.

The chickens don’t tolerate the heat well though.

I was glad that I remembered I had frozen a bag of tomatoes at the end of the garden season when I was sick of canning.  Guess who enjoyed a nice frozen treat. It didn’t take long for them to figure out they were nice and cold.

I also moved Mama Phoenix outside after the sun was on the other side of the barn.  This let her have a bit of breeze.

Hopefully, we can get back to more normal temperatures soon.

Sky

Until then, Sky says he’ll be lounging in the air conditioning.

We’ve Been Rainy

25 Jun

The last several days have been rainy.  Luckily I’m not flooding and the weather hasn’t been severe, but it’s been hard to get out and do things.

Running back to the barn because of another pop-up shower. (Notice Casey trying to snag a walnut leaf on his way by and Moose piggy backing off him. That’s what brothers-from-another-mother are for!)

That means I’ve been doing in-the-house things, like knitting.  I’m doing one more practice rug with the giant needles before I start the round Maybeline rug.


I’ve been doing more coasters too.

If Antigone were in this picture, it would be the trifecta of brattiness.

Cupid and Hera

The little kids up north have been having fun on the tree between showers.

The spiderworts are blooming.  I actually have one bunch left in front of the dog house.

This poor admiral butterfly was having a hard time flying with the bent wing.

Snickers lounging on the deck.

I’ve also been repotting some of my house plants as I keep preparing for the new windows to be put in later this summer.

Hopefully, today is the start of a less rainy period.  I’ve got outside stuff to do!