I have vowed not to complain about our HOT weather, but good golly! We are on our third day of record breaking heat. I feel very lucky that we live somewhere that rarely goes over 100 degrees. I like hot weather, but not this hot. The animals are doing ok – drinking a lot of water and seeking out the shade.
Evening chores have been very sweaty and I have come up with a great way to beat it –
First – dress in clothes that you don’t mind getting wet 🙂
Second – go out and do about 10 minutes of chores and then go take a dunk in the kiddie pool. If you don’t have a kiddie pool that’s ok, a stock tank would also work and if you are in a real pinch then you could dump a bucket of water over your head. Make sure and take a good dip so you can stay cool for the next part of chores.
Third – continue on with chores until you start sweating again. Head back to the kiddie pool and take another dip. Continue until you are done.
It takes a little longer then normal, but so worth it!
Here is my helper demonstrating the correct way to take a dip in the pool.
We visited our local park to swim in the creek and it wasn’t very refreshing because the water was so warm, but Kate and Theron had a great time running and splashing as kids and dogs should do in the summer time. It looks like it will only be in the mid 90’s tomorrow – YAY!!!