Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sunday Reading - It's Soooo Hot....
Finally all the mechanical equipment is at least running and back ready for duty. Oh except the sickle bar mower that I still need to work on. Both garden tractors went down at the same time but they are fixed. I am now well over the 3K mark in mechanical repairs for the season and it looks like we got a long ways to go until things slow down.
The grass is actually growing so fast that not even the rams can keep it eaten down in their paddocks. I have never seen that before especially in July. Typically the rams are always jonesin for some fresh greens but not this year so far,
How hot is it? Well it's so hot that when I spread the wax cappings out on a plastic tub lid for the bees to clean the honey off of the cappings actually melted just sitting in the sun. No glass covered, insulated box needed.
I think a bead of sweat dripped on the camera lens in that pic but the bright yellow stuff you see is pure bees wax that actually melted out of the cappings while they were laying out. Wow that's some heat.
The poor sheep are convinced they are dying and some have even stopped venturing out of the barn for anything less than grain during day light. They are making short work of the round bales I am putting in the lot for them and munching it after dark but with the humidity so high I can't let them out into the pasture at night because that's when the Barberpole Worm nymphs or nematodes or whatever they are called come up into the grass.
After another armored nest clearing action the broody hen has finally given up. She moved to another nest after I cleaned out the old one but throwing her off it a couple times finally broke the cycle. Egg production did go up a bit when the heat died down some but is now once again down with the rising temps.
More rain and heat predicted for this week too. It's gonna be a long week let me tell ya.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!