We’ve spent the last 7+ weeks cuddling baby chicks, building a chicken coop, building a chicken run, cuddling adolescent chicks, keeping chicks warm, and now keeping them cool. The weather has been hot and humid for the last several days. We’re finally getting a repreive over the next few days.
We had a little taste of the coming week on Thursday, when the temperatures stayed in the 80s. It was a gorgeous day! Rob and I took the opportunity to take the Kayaks down to Osage County Lake and paddle around. I even tried my hand at fishing! Yes, me! The huntress of the fishies.
Of course the weather turned right back around, reaching into the mid nineties, and steaming us with the heavy humidity. The chickens have been spending the afternoons panting. We’ve been trying to add ice and frozen water bottles to their waterer on a regular basis. Thankfully they have plenty of shade (a little less after the Hackberry dropped that limb on the run last week).
Today we have lots of chores on the list – Rob is downstairs brewing a batch of homemade beer, and made some yummy crepes for me this morning (yes!). Dishes were done, chickens were watered, but there is an ever growing list of things that need to be completed (Chicken and non-chicken related). Groceries to buy, coop windows to wire in, socks to knit, 3 acres to mow, a garden to weed, dogs to get played with (they’re seriously lacking in exercise with the heat lately), the neighbor’s car to work on, etc…
I went to bed late, after mulling over an “important” yarn decision for a desired upcoming project. So, at 11am, I’m ready to go back to bed!