And I'm Not a Horse
It never cooled off last night and even by 5 AM or so, it was still hot....humid hot. I considered going out around 7 and instead rolled over and went back to sleep until 8 AM. By then, forgeddaboudit!
The Boys were hanging out in their stalls in front of the fans. I fed and then cleaned the stalls, scrubbed and refilled the water tub. Next on the agenda was to finish up hitching up the horse trailer so I could go pick up the shed I'm buying to store my garbage cans in. Raccoon Raider has made one too many messes out there and I need to take some kind of action to get the cans out of his reach.
By the time I was done wrestling with the equalizer bar, I was dripping with sweat. And I still have to clean the electrical connections and hook them up. Hope everything works because when I'm hot like this I don't have a lot of patience.
Today a swim for sure. Yesterday when I went past the pool it was far too crowded for my taste. I would have had to park way out in the edges of the lot. Not that I can't walk that far, but by the time you get back to the car after a swim, you're all hot again, so I just decided to crash in the air conditioned house instead.
The flies are a little worse out in the barn than I would have expected. I'm using fly predators and feed through fly supplement, but with the Boys hanging around there, they are peeing a lot in the stalls and in the run in, so there are too many wet spots/bedding for the flies to breed in. I may have to do some baiting or spraying this year. They are not horrible, but still annoying.
And the very wet spring did not help because the deerflies in the woods and the mosquitoes are all thriving. Now we really do need some rain--may be thunderstorms tonight--but all that might do is encourage more bugs to breed.
When I was a child, I used to love summer. We used to spend hours and hours outdoors playing. Either the temperatures have changed or else I have.
I wonder. *G*