Saturday, June 30, 2012

Trying to Stay Cool

Oh, mercy!!!  It is too hot!  So much for it not being too bad if the humidity stayed low!  On my trip to/from Thomaston today, my car thermometer hit 111 degrees!  That was going down the road, not just getting in the car and turning it on.  Yikes!  It stayed between 106 and 108 most of the way.

Our property is located in a sand belt in Georgia. Our soil is soft, dusty sand.  Since it doen't hold water, we have had a hard time keeping the pigs cool.  We have been wetting them and the sand down every few hours during the day.  Today has been the hottest day.  Bill went out early this morning and put the kiddie swimming pool back in their pen.  This time he put sand in the bottom of it to try to keep them from turning it over and playing with it.  Either the idea worked or they were just too hot to try.  Either way, we finally have a way to help keep them cool during the heat of the day. 

This afternoon when I returned home, I went up to check on them.  This is what I found!

The Three Little Pigs!

It was so hot that I still had to wet them down and add more water to the pool.

I guess this one thought climbing a tree might help!  :)

I am praying for cooler temperatures and rain soon.  I don't know how much more the land and animals can take.

Until we meet again, may you be blessed!


  1. Mercy, don't tell me that your car does not have AC!

    1. Oh, yes. It has AC. I would be in terrible shape if not! The thermometer measures the outside temperature. :) Sorry for the confusion, my friend!