After 3 days straight of daytime temperatures peaking in the upper 90’s, we are SO happy to see these clouds and feel the cool breeze! The temperature has dropped over 20 degrees with the onset of this rain! If they could, the sheep would be jumping for joy! I know that I nearly did, but then a big raindrop landed in my eye and sent me indoors.
I’ve spent the last 3 days trying to keep animals cool: dousing anyone who would let me with cold well water, changing over their water and the hens’ and broilers’ 3 times a day and running the hot water out of the hoses, moving sheep to the bottom of the barn, dealing with an emergency hypocalcemic ewe on Wednesday evening, brought on by the stress of the heat, and then the following morning, dealing with a silly ewe lamb who decided she could go through a fence to get to her mom instead of using the gate and ended up popping off her horn and needing a silly bandage on top of her head, getting up early each morning to let the sheep out in the temporary pastures to graze and browse before the heat of the day set in, and worrying about everyone while I was in the cool of our air conditioned home.
Phew! Bring on the rain!