Monday, June 8, 2015

UGH

Those are olive tree groves in the distance. Irrigated, of course.
We are having a stretch of the most abominable weather. It's 104 degrees on the temperature gauge out back and it's 8:00 p.m. The temperature forecast for the next 10 days:

101
86
100
104
104
101
98
96
94
95
96
97
98
98

Humidity is around 26%. A few of those days have 13 mph winds. So hot AND windy.

I envision the well water level going down down down. The one 86 degree day has a 20% chance of rain. That's it. Maybe we'll get a gift from Hurricane Blanca

I'll be shuttling ice cubes to the chicken pen on a daily basis. I put ice cubes in their water and leave frozen water containers for them to rest on. Little chickies with their wings out spread and beaks open to dissipate heat as best they can.

We, ourselves, are prisoners of the heat huddled next to the A/C during the day.

UGH

Can you think of an emoticon with sweat coming off it's forehead?

2 comments:

  1. Sheesh!
    Get the hell outta there!

    How large was the indigenous population before white settlement and airco???

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    1. Very small indigenous pop. Can't say exact numbers. There's a rez here now but that's in current airco time. There was a stretch between indigenous and airco that was quite large. (if you think towns of 1,500 are large.) Lumber mills and chrome mining. (lumber from mendocino national forest to our west) but those towns all are dried up and blown away. Almost literally. This is a harsh land but beautiful in it's own way.

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