Monday, June 28, 2010

Dripping With Sweat

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*


  1. I think the weather has changed considerably since our childhoods. Yesterday was so bad I could have wrung my clothes out they were so soaked with sweat. This seems more like the weather we used to get in August than June. Hope you get to use the pool today,that would be a nice way to cool off.

  2. Anonymous10:31 AM

    Hope you cool off today. Isn't that just the biggest nuisance that, on the hottest days when you need the pool the most, it's the most crowded?

  3. global warming?

    we heard, back in the winter when we had all those weeks of freezing, that it would be a long hot summer.. who knows, but places that were flooded out last summer (in the lake district, yet!) now have a bit of a drought and are talking about hosepipe bans. they don't DO hosepipe bans over there... usually...

  4. If you looked at the annual average temp I am sure that you would find that it has risen in the last few decades (you are 29 right?). As for bugs, you probably didn't hang out so close to horses all the time. I have a clear memory of the mosquitoes in Maine in the evenings. We used to plaster ourselves with Off, never worrying about possible toxic side effects. Nowadays I just go indoors if the bugs are bad. I never dared to put DEET on my boys.

  5. Anonymous9:17 AM