Wednesday, July 29, 2015

How Do You Do It?

I woke up at 5:47 and the sky looked like this.

 It changed by 7:30.

 Fortunately it did not get super hot until mid-morning.

 I went to Brockport, got a hair cut and picked up some shades for the Studio.  I hope they will make a difference.
By the time I got home it was hotter than I could stand so I spent the afternoon in our relatively cool kitchen reading....with a fan on me.

Ariana, Finn and Coop came up for dinner.  They wanted tacos....I turned mine into a salad on a soft shell.
 Coop had one heck of an appetite.

 We told him he was looking like a real Swede and he made this lovely face.
 Too bad I was unable to take clear photos....

 Chores at 7. Sponged off Abbe and Berlin and tucked the girls in for the night.  
The flies were in attack mode.
 Sweat was rolling off me by the time I got back in the house.
I don't know how people handle day after day in the 90s.
When I sat down to start my post, the setting sun was shining into the library.
Loved the light on Brenda's painting of Abbe.
What would I do without these fans?
Night all.
Hope it's cooler where you are.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

90 and Muggy ...Not My Favorite

 And tomorrow it's supposed to be the hottest day of the month.
I took a whole bunch of photos today and did not realize the fish eye setting was on my camera.  Have no idea how that happened, but I have to tell ya, the pictures were ugly.  This is one of them and everything looks out of proportion.
 Class at 10:30.  I need to get shades for my windows to see if it cools things down.  With two fans going it still felt warm.

 At 2 Shamra came over with her new camera and I showed her how to load pictures onto her computer, then sent about 100 to her home.
Remember these chickens?

 It won't be long before you start seeing drawings of her own critters.
 Spent the rest of the afternoon reading and staying cool.
Decided to make breakfast for dinner...a no brainer.
 Gary made a lot of progress on the picket fence today.  It looks brand new!
 When I went out to do evening chores, Angel seemed to be moving a lot better.
 Got them all tucked in before 8 and once again, hope it cools down quickly for them.
 It was about 89 outside and 78 in the barn.
 It must feel pretty good to them.  Shade, airy and no bugs.

 Here I am at command central.
Over and out.
Night all.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Shots in the Dark....

 Surprise! Surprise!
After chores, Doug and his brother arrived....
 and took away
 all of our manure.  Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 The temperature hit 90 today so I stayed inside where it was cool much of the afternoon.
Gary added some fresh paint to the picket fence.
Yesterday I decided to do something with the leftover cabbage (a 10 pounder from our garden) and started a huge pot of soup.  Today I added some nuggets and we had it for dinner.
 along with an apple/carrot/craisin/peanut salad.
A crazy time to have soup, but the house was cool (all the windows were closed and we had a couple fans going) and it tasted great.
 Chores a little early, as I had a 7:15 meeting.
 Poor Angel has been very gimpy....see how she is holding her hind leg?  We think it's her hip and an appointment has been made with a chiropractor who just happens to be a vet.
 Got them all tucked in and left the van on.

 Turned it off when I got home at 9:30 and went out to the studio to see if it had cooled off yet.
I'll close the windows tomorrow morning and hope that I can manage the temperature for my class.

Night all.