So, it appears that my brain does not function well when the temperature goes above 98 degrees.....which is partly why I have been so absent from here. (Plus, I know you all are sick of hearing me whine about the heat, but here I go again.) It has been deadly hot here and a significant amount of my time each day has been spent trying to keep my sheep and alpacas alive. The alpaca boys get a filled pool twice daily, the sheep have a multitude of fans running and I check all the automatic waterers several times daily to be sure they all are full of cool, clean water. I don't know what else to do. It seems Mother Nature has decided to push us to the limit. Our pastures have been toasted, along with my brain, and while we had a tremendous wind and lightning storm last night, we got none of the rain that happened oh so close to us. At any rate, I know it could be much worse. So many people up and down the east coast and even my neighbors one road over are without power because of the storms. Thank goodness for electricity and air conditioning!
|(Sadly there's no pool for these girls. This weather makes me wish I had a Border Collie again so I could herd them down to the creek, where it is much, much cooler.)|
|(Mara shawlette in beautiful Briar Rose)|
|(actual color not this dark)|
|(Love the shawl pin - purchased at the Squam Art Fair)|
On my drive to and from North Carolina, I listened to "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. (Do you use Audible? They're a great place to download books to listen to when you need to be doing other things.) My husband loves to hike, but me? Not so much! If I ever had any inclination to take up hiking, this book took it right out of my mind! I just kept thinking, "this woman has a death-wish". It's interesting and held my attention the twelve hours in the car, but I'm glad I didn't invest in the hardback.
I've had a rough start to the Tour de Fleece, but am on my way. I'll share my challenge in another post, but I'd love to know if you're pedaling (treadling?) this year.
**Once again, sitting in my friendly Kroger's Starbucks using their WiFi to upload my pictures. You don't want to get me started on my opinion of my Windstream (terrible, lousy, no good) DSL service!