After the early morning storm..
After a week of uhm...generous rain, now it's just hot and miserable. The temperature is 91 but the index says it 'feels like' 100. Humidity is hanging in there at 58% and it's so thick I think I could cut it with a butter knife. Yep.
My floors are concrete and when the moisture in the air gets this heavy the floors sweat, making them damp and even sopping wet in places. I do have vinyl floor coverings, but obviously something isn't right in that situation.
The sheep are panting, Boone and Ariel are miserable (and panting). The chickens are laying low and yes, panting. Only the cats seem to be able to become so immovable that the heat doesn't seem to affect them so much. Oh, and yes, when I get home, I'm miserable, but I do try and refrain from panting. Maybe a huff and puff here and there though. This is one of the few times I enjoy going to work---where it's air conditioned!
Earlier in the week I was about fifteen minutes late for work---because of a fast moving storm that rolled in just at morning chore time. Despite making several efforts to get out and feed the sheep and chickens, I was driven back inside by the close lightening. It was very unnerving. With only half of the sheep fed there was finally a break in the storm and I rushed out and opened the gate to the pasture, put the chickens out and called it done. There was some mumbling and grumbling amongst the sheep that didn't get their grain treat, but some days are like that, dontcha know.
The hot weather is suppose to hang on into next week, with more storms tomorrow. Hopefully everyone will hang in there and survive this hot spell. It gets tricky when half of the critters on the farm are geriatrics.