I was just informed it is 100 degrees on our thermometer.  Mark “rained” the chickens today to try to keep them cool.  The heat is hard on them when there is no breeze.  Even the ground is hot.

The big pigs are finding cool dirt along the barn. They could dig in the low spot in the pasture that usually is their wallow–but it’s too dry to be enticing right now.  In fact, the vegetation has grown in and it’s a nice evening grazing spot.





The younger pigs hunker around the waterer, where we give them a wallow at least once a day.


This is a spot in the field where, for some reason, the chickens haven’t travelled in the tractors.  Notice that the alfalfa is sparser and the grass browner than the area on either side of it.


And then there are the people cooling down….