Tuesday, July 14, 2015
OMG Who Turned on the Heat?
Well it's certainly drying up now pretty fast although the inside of the barn is still rather mushy when you walk on it.
The entire outside smells like new mown hay from all the farmers rushing to get the hay in and everybody else mowing their yards as fast as possible.
With the return of the Sun came the heat though and it's been in the mid to upper 90's with heat indexes well above 100 all week now. I been so busy getting the mowing caught up I forgot to break out the solar wax melter and begin rendering off this massive amount of comb and cappings I got. I need to get on that.
While the heat is hard on us humans it is extra horrible for the poor sheep. They come up and look at me like I am crazy when I try and explain to them that their wool act as insulation. Marris above just asked if I wanted to try wearing a wool coat in this heat. Oh and fill this damned water tank up again too, for the fourth time today.
I think they want their own wading pool but that would just make em hotter once the wool got wet.
Hazel always the optimist when it comes to someone close by having some food for her is actually a prepper ewe. If you notice she packed in her own food up to the water tanks in case there was a shortage or something. I think Boris noticed that leaf on her head and ate it right after this picture was taken though.
The sheep pretty much go out and forage during the morning and then lay in the shade to cool off before venturing back out. Once the heat sets in like this we check the water tanks at least three times a day for them. I have thought about buying one of those big shop fans and hanging it from the barn loft to blow down on them during the day. Might help with the flies too.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!