Monday, 15 July 2013

In The Heat Of The Night

I am not going to complain about our continued hot weather
But it does have a bit of a down side.
It took me almost 90 minutes to water Bosoms by hand this morning
And after a week of blistering hot sunshine all of the animals have become slow, lethargic and
And somewhat listless.
I have even had to lift some of the very  elderly hens from their perches in the mornings
Egg production has tailed off,
The sheep now spend their lives in the cool of the hawthorn hedges 
And the dogs are bickering with each other over  dinner times.
Welsh animals are not used to long periods of old fashioned summer


31 comments:

  1. My dear dear John, me too. I also don't complain about the hot weather. Despite the fact that living a stone throw from the coast the breeze will not cool despite all windows open. You want a draught? Don't come and visit me any time soon. Want standstill? Be my guest.

    What an ungrateful lot we are: Give us months of rain, book or at least dream of a holiday - siesta included -, ten days into Britain's heatwave we seek shelter in the fridge. Do not fear: Come next April and we'll all be on water sprinkler ban again. Whilst drowning.

    Kiss and cooling sweaty hug,
    U

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  2. Ha! My dogs are bickering over a casserole dish and the best seat in front of the fire. It's pissing down, grey, miserable and if I hear one more sodding whinge about the effing heatwave......

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    1. What a fickle bunch we are

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  3. Stay cool. It is rough on all the living.

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  4. You never catch me complaining when it's cold... so I'll say it - " It's too bloody hot !!! "

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  5. Never thought of Wales as being all that toasty. But then again, I'm huddled indoors with my fan here in Massachusetts at 93 degrees. I don't seem to have escaped my Oklahoma and Virginia childhood summers.

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  6. A new phrase for my lexicon-"I was so tired I had to be helped off my perch"

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  7. This photo cracks me up! My hens have been a little lethargic lately as well. It is hot here, but their coop and run is shaded by lots of trees so that does help. But summers here are really hot and humid so they don't like it right now!

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  8. Oh for some of your heat - I am shivering in 7 degrees C.

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  9. I feel like the elderly hens in the heat! Trouble is I don't have anyone to lift me off my perch!!

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  10. It's cooled off for a few days up here thank goodness. Sunshine yes, excessive heat no.

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  11. How hot does it have to be for you to complain about it? I swear I live in hell, a.k.a. Florida. It's hot and humid. We've had huge thunderstorms every day lately.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. We have had so many bloody awful summers over the last 5 years...I will never complain again

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  13. I'm refraining from complaining about the current heat wave; I wore out my welcome complaining of three weeks of rain. But it's so hot I don't take the children out to work in the garden until evening.

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  14. my 94 year old aunt lives in ireland. she is a nun and is bitching about the heat. we are in the 90's and humid as hell!

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  15. My husband and I first experienced unrelenting heat when we lived on Nevis, a small Caribbean island. Day after day we would set off walking jauntily down the dirt road to a tiny store at noon. Brutal. Not wise. Then we laughed at ourselves cuz we recalled "only mad dogs and Englishmen [and us] go out in the noon day sun."
    Stay cool.

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  16. It was 36 degrees here today..no breeze and killer humidity....but it beats walking on icy sidewalks and scraping off the car.

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  17. What? No AC in the coop?

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  18. In the mid to upper 90's for me this week. Either we are getting raining floods or boiling dry heat. There is no in-between.

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  19. I like the neat old picture.
    Nothing I can say about the weather today, it isn't going to cool down until late September.

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  20. We have been working outside in the sun at 44C...I never complain about the heat on principle...winter is too long and too cold.
    Jane x

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  21. A fickle bunch we are, indeed, John.
    Have a good one and stay cool!

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  22. Sounds like at least 5 months in Louisiana. We just wither.

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  23. Also, I love the picture with the giant swan.

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  24. Scorching temperatures make me kinda slow, listless, and lethargic, too. That picture is a real hoot. (Or should I say a honker?)

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  25. I don't complain about the heat (well okay maybe quietly and under my breath), but what I will complain about is my bl**dy cockerel, will someone please tell him that when it's 3am and dark it's not time to wake up his ladies for an early morning conversation!!

    Or whatever he wanted them for :-)

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  26. Better get used t it, it's set to continue for the rest of the month apparently!Got my own problems here - The Open Golf Championships are being held a stone's throw from my house, most roads closed, including my route to work and parking cones from here to kingdom-come! On the upside, the local villages are now full of hot-looking American golfers, if that's your bag! I did manage to make my way to the Post Office yesterday so parcel in post to Trelawnyd!

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  27. So many people dive right in Lawn Greetings and think that more is better . Not true . I have been self employed all my life  .  I have never had a job and work from home with my family.  We can save you lots of time and money right from the get go .

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  28. We're having hot and humid these week, too. And sun. After seeming weeks on end of grey days, i'm not complaining. It's hot, but i work in the coolest room in my house, and a pond, lake, and the ocean are within a 10-minute drive. So i work inside during the hottest part, and take a swim to cool off.

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  29. I love the photograph. Why do black and white photos look so classy. Reminds me of "Passport to Pimlico", or any one of those Ealing comedies.

    As for the weather: it gave us a UK Wimbledon champion and an English test victory, glorious county cricket, raw red shoulders, traffic jams on all roads to the coast and dripping ice cream. Perfect.

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