Thursday, July 31, 2014

If it's over 100 degrees how can I have frostbite?

Well I have made it thru July, weather 7 day forecasts are a continuous rolling 102 to 107, and August is known to be more of the same.  Why oh why did I move to a place that has 6 to 8 months of summer.  I am so looking forward to Fall.  The last few years it has rained just enough on one day of the Big Fresno Fair to mess with attendance, Fair runs for 10 days in the beginning of October, can't wait.  It was cloudy, with thunder and lightning Wednesday with a few sprinkles, not even enough to dampen the dust, just saw a few drops of water in one of the dogs feed dishes.  Don't need lightning starting fires....there are 2 major fires just north of here, the Sand Fire in Mariposa County, near Yosemite, area is close to last years huge Rim Fire.  Saturday a fire started in Madera County area of the Sierras called the French Fire, brought a lot of smoke my way Saturday night.  And now, I see my cousin in Shasta County posted pictures of lightning caused fires in her area.

Two of the older Doppler ewes each had a single ewe lamb two weeks ago and are doing fine.   The Shetlands are having issues with the hot weather but the ewes do have a big fig tree to hide under during the day.  Bella and Dollar hang out in the house close to the fans.

How do I have frostbite?   I am living on popsicles and I noticed the tip of my tongue seems s little tender, LOL.

Doctor has been on vacation so nothing has been scheduled yet for my kidney stone, since it is in my kidney and not causing blockage it is not an emergency .....

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stick a fork in me I'm done ....

Here it is mid July, temps hanging out in the 100 - 105+ range, day or two have slipped to 98/99 but still feels like 100 ....... last two days have been humid from the clouds coming north from Arizona, no rain left to share with California.  My two zucchini plants had a few blossoms ..... no zucchini, yellow squash has some new growth but no squash right now, tomatoes are disappointing, not producing enough to make the time or the water worth the effort.  I should just go to local farmer's stands would probably be cheaper in the long run.

Still haven't figured out how to download pictures from my tablet, lambs are getting big.  I banded all but one of the ram lambs, he was too small when I did the others, need to get him done before it is too late.  On the downside of making them all wethers looks like I have one that is not going to have horns, oh well.

Finally made doctor appointment, had to go for referral since it has been 5 years since my last appointment with the urologist, then go through xrays, CT scan, yada, yada, yada, yes I have another kidney stone, parked in my left kidney so have to go for another treatment to blast it out one of these days.

I'm ready for winter but I know the rest of you are enjoying the idea of a long hot summer.