Monday already! Wow , the weekends are flying by!
And it was a hot one ! Friday was hubbies birthday as I said, we did not go out that night though as he was in the midst of a , well we will call it a power struggle , with the local beaver population. The have dammed and blocked the culvert on the road out to the cows so badly that with the added rain last week the road became impassable . Not good, Yes you could get out there on a horse , or maybe a quad, but salt blocks don't fit so well on a horse and the quad? well I am not sure it would not have gotten stuck eventually too.
Martin was struggling away trying to unblock the culvert , and I talked with dad who reminded me that it is on a County road allowance . I called the county office , with not much success, then our councilman (who is also a farmer) and uttered the magic words "we cannot get to our stock" Next thing we know we had a back hoe out to dig a trench to get the water moving and a whole lot of help ! Its not all fixed up yet , but certainly on the way .
Saturday was spent,among other things , trying to stay cool. the temps soared to 30C and above for the last 3 days peaking today at 34-feels like 37C ,which before you southern folks laugh at us is 98 Fahrenheit and keep in mind we get to -40 here in the winter (-40C is -40 F) so fir us that IS STINKING HOT!
So we did the only logical thing ...
We hauled out old faithful , our 300 gallon stock tank , scrubbed it out and filled it to make our "Redneck Dipping pool "
I did move Comet and Quinn out to some grass, the plan had been to geld them this weekend , but with the heat and a shortage of some supplies ,it has been postponed to later this week .
Out for supper with Martin Saturday night , then Sunday was a check cows,treat bull,make deviled eggs and punch,attend bridal shower and return to pool day ! A chilly 32 C yesterday !
Again today it was in the 30's and because of all the rain last week, not really a "dry heat" .I got home from work and went straight to the pool again !
Where I was met by my "pool boy! lol
Serving the latest of local wine maker Marc's White Zinfandel
Why yes,I am a pampered princess! I thought about not posting this pic, but then I thought ,Oh what the heck,its not like you all haven't seen pics of me in Mexico in a swimsuit, and I hardly think anyone was deluded into believing I had the body of a supermodel under my chubby farm girl suit! Besides, look at the view from my pool!
In case you were wondering , the ponies all have shade to get into , and the dogs? Well Winston has his own dipping pool that he uses , I just can't catch a picture of him in it ,and Skeeter, refuses to go into water , we tried and he was totally offended!! "There is water in there and it GOT ON ME!!! " I swear he is more like a cat!
anyhow, that's where things are at here . Hope everyone had a great weekend , stay safe !