Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I think i've kind of decided

Today was the most brutal day.

Well, the weather was brutal.  And its effect on me was brutal.  It was one of those days when i can't seem to get cooled down no matter what i do.  Like someone put a rubber suit on me to keep me hot, even though the air conditioner is blasting its very expensive wind at me.  I just couldn't get cool.

So while i was outside trying to keep my animals from expiring in the heat (a.k.a. filling waterers) and looking around at all the work i need to get done but can't bear to withstand the heat to do, i think i kind of decided that i should (this is probably the most indecisive statement ever) treat our summer like northerners (or other people who experience actual winter) treat the winter.  I haven't really done it; i've just read about it.  But i hear that they get lots of work done during the good weather and then stop for winter.  No one feels bad for not getting their outdoor work done while there are 3 feet of snow on the ground.  They wait for the snow to melt and the temperatures to return to something acceptable, and then they get back to work.

I think i kind of decided that's what i'm going to do about summer.  Clearly i have to go out there and keep my animals alive and that sort of thing.  And my loving gardener (husband) will have to grow things.  And we'll probably need to mow the yard now and then (if we don't get enough goats to take care of that for us).   But other than that, i'm going to stop feeling bad about not getting enough yard work done while the daily temperature is over 100.  When you have to wait for 8pm to get down to 95 degrees, well, that's just ridiculous.

You would think i would be used to this by now, but i've never been a farmer before.  It's different.

See this?  This is Punkin.  She's setting a good example - about taking it easy in the heat - and about what i should do right now, which is going to bed.  Good night!

1 comment:

  1. I agree!! I want to beat myself up for not working on the really hot days, but it's just not worth it!

    I hope your weather has cooled off!


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