Or if you prefer Celcius:

I know EVERYONE LOVES the heat…but I do not!!  My animals do not either.  Last night, 3 of 5 chickens were panting in the coop with wings held out.  They did not look happy.  The coop was 31.8 degrees C.  I put an ice-filled metal bowl in with them.  I was really worried that some might not survive.  I had left the sides of the coop open well into the evening to let the heat out but somehow, it didn’t work as well as it should have.  The ambient air was quite a bit cooler, 28 degrees.  Anyhow, the ice did the trick and cooled it a couple of degrees very quickly.  If nothing else, they could have had a cool drink.  Chickens apparently have trouble getting rid of their extra heat so it’s a serious risk and I love my girls!!  The rest of the animals, my dog and 2 cats, are lying around, looking like they’ve been shot.  I’m trying not to move either.  Today is the second day and the house has increasing trouble holding the nights’ cool.  Tomorrow this weather will break!  Yay!

brussels & english cukes

peppers & zukes

You should see the garden too.  OMG!  Limp for as long as the sun is shining on it.  It’s very pitiful.  And I’ve been watering.  My garden is small enough that I can do that.  I don’t know how the farmers’ fields are handling this!  Or my friend’s very large garden!  She’s away on an Alaskan cruise at the moment.  Is she ever going to be sad if she comes back to nothing but dead plants.

And here, for the record, is the garden today and a  month ago.  It’s looking a lot fuller.  Almost everything is flowering!

June 21, 2012

May 29, 2012, not completely planted

Last post I showed these cushion covers I was working on.  I was concerned about the outside ‘binding’.  I finished one cushion yesterday and it was not good.  DH said the binding was too wide.  I resisted this judgement because I had killed my arm hand-sewing the second seam.  The problem was the binding fabric is ultrasuede.  I had been thinking about using something else but the colour was so perfect and I feel that ultrasuede always gives a feeling of “expense”.  Is that just me?  I made a quilt once and used ultrasuede in a regular quilting width (but just one layer) and it worked out SO beautifully.  Anyhow, this morning I looked at the finished cushion (the other one was pinned and ready to handsew) and decided that yes, the binding was too wide.  Out went the hand sewing (the pain from which disturbed my sleep all night.  Grrr) and I cut it narrower, redid the mitring and this time I machine sewed the second side.  It looks much better.

Moral of the story is, sleep on it and get over how annoying it is to undo somethng.  You’ll be so much happier in the end.  Unfortunately, this is one lesson I need to relearn at regular intervals.  sigh.

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1 Comment on hot hot hot!

  1. Mrs.Pickles says:

    WOw that is some nice hot weather. We have just been getting rain rain and more rain here!

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