How hot was it? Hot enough. Today it hit either 101 or 102, depending on who you believe. All I know is that our family has been hammered by the heat. Not quite like "Lawrence of Arabia/The Devil's Anvil" heat, but too hot for me!
We had a warning that today would be hot so I rigged up some new misters yesterday for the chickens. Small problem: I did it in a hurry on my way to a catering job and 2 of the 6 emitters worked...that was all. Grrrrr....
This is the third day of heat and my honey has gotten to see firsthand how I handle heat...not well. Kind of like a delicate flower...or a cube of butter. I melt/wilt to an unrecognizable form. My face goes red, I swear like a sailor and feel trapped like a rat in a glass jar. That bad.
Today it was 95 degrees at 10:40 am and it just got worse from there. Sigh...I didn't do much today but do what I could to stay cool, including climbing into an empty bathtub and just turning on the cold water!
The chickens are surviving the heat with the help of the misters and the fan in the coop. The dogs have gotten to come inside, the inside kitties are sleeping in the sun (yes, they are crazy) and the outdoor kitties are hanging out.Garden Update:
The tomatoes are HAPPY!!! The property that was hit the hardest by the frost (can you even believe that less than a month ago we had frost???) was replanted and they are all fine, as are the corn. The 200 plus eggplants (6 varieties) and peppers (over 400/8 varieties) are still in the greenhouse but will be planted on Sunday and then the other plants will be moved to the greenhouse.Ginger Update:
She is fine. Still no signs of a return of cancer, thank you God. I am so happy she is healthy.Callebaut Update:
He is fine. His tummy issues seem to have calmed down and he is much happier. I am happy not to be supporting the emergency vet hospital!Farmer Jeff and Chicken Mama Update:
Farmer Jeff has his hands full with the garden, the restaurant and the catering jobs this past week. He is happy, exhausted and falls asleep when he stops moving!
I am happy to have a few days between catering jobs to catch my breath, see friends, get caught up on paperwork and hang out. My wrist is almost completely healed (Yeah!) and tomorrow I am going on a field trip to the super-cool yarnstore, Knitterly
, in Petaluma. There I will learn first hand what a yarn "trunk show" by "Habu
" is all about!
Coming soon...the second half of the Portland trip, including the famous Bacon Maple Bar donuts from "Voodoo Doughnuts"
shown on Anthony Bourdain
's show this week, No Reservations
(They are strangely wonderful!)
Labels: Anthony Bourdain, Heat, Heirloom Tomatoes, Knitterly, Lawrence of Arabia, No Reservations, The Devil's Anvil, Voodoo Donuts