The crazy Heat Dome that enveloped us last weekend has moved on, and for that I am thankful.
Monday was the worst. Just shy of 110F. That afternoon we lost a chicken. She didn’t have a name, but was a character. A very vocal Welsummer girl. It was just too much for her. I think if it had lasted much longer it would have been too much for many more.
Things are much more normal now, temperature-wise, but things are much drier than they usually are this time of year.
One upside to the dryness is that we’ve got a huge cherry crop this year!
(Last year, lots of rain while they were ripening caused them to split and rot)
But the black currants got fried 🙁
The hoophouse is looking like a tropical rainforest
with melons, cukes, and most tomatoes taller than me now.
Joes Atomic Grape tomatoes are starting to show some color-
and we got our first okra!
This evening, out in the pasture, sheep are enjoying apple tree prunings.
The calm before the 4th of July fireworks storm.
Really hope that it’s not as crazy as last year. Was like a war zone. Very scary for the sheepers.
Ps. Felix update: he’s now on Meloxicam and Gabapentin, and seems to be much more comfortable. yay!
Pps. I think I’m getting hay delivered sometime this week. double yay! 🙂
Hope you all are having a great 4th- stay safe out there-