And the Heat Goes On, And the Heat Goes On

“Drums keep pounding rhythms to the brain. La de da de de. La de da de da.”

Yeah, my brain is a bit fried with heat. Even though the temperatures have not been quite as insane the last couple days, it’s still been hot and humid. Add to that the lack of a good breeze — and buggy hell!

It seems as though after so many days of heat, the body succumbs to some kind of rubbery limbed fatigue. But it’s summer and unless you want to spend all your time indoors, you simply have to cope.

Cheryle set up a sprinkler nozzle on a fence post for the horses to cool off with. I don’t know who had more fun — Cheryle watching to see what the horses would do or the horses trying to figure it out.

Luke loved it more than anyone and was kind of a water hog.

I got in a morning ride on Saturday. See how bright it is out there!? Luke felt as tired as I did so it was a brief, low-key ride.

Later on, Steve and I went to nearby Goose Lake Farm and Winery. Minnesota wineries are not like those you find in Califonia or other places where the climate loves grapes.

It used to be that all you could get in Minnesota or Wisconsin were fruity wines made from berries, apples and such. But thanks to global warming, we now can grow grapes to make wine. However, the wine tasting was not of the caliber I experienced when I visited Sonoma Valley.

Besides wine, there are a few animals on the farm. 

The neighbors probably love these peacocks. So noisy!

I wish my chickens  could free range like this.

If my brain was functioning at full capacity, I’m sure I would come up with some philosophical mojo about something mind boggling, but no matter how hard I scrunch up my forehead and tap my heels, I got nada. So I’m turning over the rest of this post to Sonny and Cher…

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9 Comments

  1. Yep, this weather has been draining. I give you credit for riding. Didn’t you say your chickens can go out in the yard for a little while each day? That’s semi-free range.

  2. Lori – I’m not supposed to let them out of their run at all. I thought I might try to sneak them out once in awhile but with the dogs, I’ve changed my mind on the wisdom of that. Hopefully, they will have an expanded run pretty soon.

    Lynn – Yes, nice in comparison but walking the dogs before riding, I was soaked with sweat. Humidity, blech! If you go to Goose Lake, try their blueberry wine. It was the one I liked the best and of course, the desert wines tinged with chocolate were awesome.

  3. You’ve described this weather perfectly. ughhh!

    Love the photos ~ I just want to rub that fuzzy sheep head and kiss that nose!
    Hope it cools off where your at soon!!!! Happy Monday

  4. Oh, I sure hear you about the heat! But we kinda felt as happy as your horses under the sprinkler when the rain started yesterday! Cooled down right away, hope it makes it to your house.

  5. Oh how I wish I could send you some of our cool temps, Maery! We hovered around 62F today after a couple days around 70F. Lots of rain this week. My kind of weather, to be honest. But I hate it that it’s so hot for you. (sigh)

    In the meantime, gotta love that Cher…who keeps on going, doesn’t she!

  6. Leslie – Well those sheep were sure looking for some kind of attention. I think it was food they craved though and maybe a fan. They were kind of warm.

    Susan – Yes, I heard from someone else that it rained and hailed and how welcome it was.

    Connie – Luke coughs once in awhile but what concerns me more is his energy level has never come back. Maybe it’s the heat but I’d like to keep activity down to trail riding mostly. Winters may turn into rest time.

    Ginnie – We’ll be getting some coolness, at least in the evenings. Temps in the 60s and 70s are my favorite too.

    NCMW – It looks like we’re finally getting milder weather. Yeh!

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