Boy, am I glad we got a bunch of stuff done last weekend, because Mother Nature has decided to leave us on the "London Broil" setting this week. Yesterday, I had to commute to my "real job", and when I started the Jeep at the end of the day, my console said it was 114F in the parking lot.....that is HOT.
Two and a half hours later, when I got back home, it was still 86F. And there doesn't appear to be any relief in sight. Hopefully, the vegetable garden will survive. The chickens seems to be doing okay. But they do get a good deal of shade since we put a tarp over the top of 2/3 of the run.
The forecast for today is a high of 96F, but we do have a 50% chance of thunderstorms, so we may get a little bit of relief. Although, when it is this hot and humid, the rain usually just makes the humidity worse. Always a challenge on the homestead!