- Aug 22, 2010
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- East Texas
Sometimes I think I'm getting eye strain from all the eyeball rolling. A cold cloth over my eyes and a quiet lay down with the blinds drawn is sometimes necessary!I am sure he is a great guy and you just "roll your eyes" and go with..... .
Sorry about you ewe and lambs. Never easy - highest highs and lowest lows in this.Sometimes I think I'm getting eye strain from all the eyeball rolling. A cold cloth over my eyes and a quiet lay down with the blinds drawn is sometimes necessary!
Yes, it's rough to lose animals but that is part of being a rancher or farmer. Most people don't understand the risks and the monetary losses it means to farmers and ranchers. We are lucky that this doesn't affect our main income stream. August has not been a good month though. One ewe and about 4 lambs lost. But many people have lost a lot more to this drought and to flooding in different parts of the country.
A couple more need to lamb still. P5 and P9 show as due September 6, and 8174 did not mark but has giant udder and should be lambing anytime now. We moved her up and she is sharing a small pen with lots of shade with the young ramling. DS1 says he will try to get her into a jug in the barn tonight when it cools off. If she lambs where she is at it will be fine as long as she stays at the top in the shed or near the water and feed where it is level. Otherwise there is a lot of hillside - don't want those lambs rolling away. Hopefully she will lamb before Sunday. P9 is due 9/6 with a definite marking, but P5 did not mark. She seemed to have been overlooked when everyone was moved to the breeding pen. I don't know how she shows as being in the breeding pen since she is on the large field. I also don't know how she got on my calendar with a lambing date! She will go in with the next group to be bred.
Super hot here - 111 degrees yesterday and 91 degrees at midnight. Today supposed to get to 112 degrees! This is one of those summers that California occasionally has that are off the charts hot and it does not cool down at night. This is not gobal warming since I can remember some years like this from childhood on. When we moved to this house with no AC, we had at least one summer like this and the kids slept on the patio on cushions to catch whatever breeze there was. Also had a couple in our old house where we only had AC upstairs. That house had 10' ceilings and stayed bearable downstairs with ceiling fans.
Governor Gruesome has figured out how to reduce pollution and vehicle congestion on our California roads. He passed a law that no gas engines can be sold after 2035, that at least 35% of all cars to be sold must be electric after 2025 BUT NOW SAYS THAT WE SHOULDN'T USE ANY ELECTRICITY BETWEEN 4 pm AND 9 pm! No AC, no appliances, and no EV charging. All electric car drivers will be having issues with this. Since it is voluntary compliance how many do you think will obey? I bet Pelosi, Gruesome, and our rulers will all have AC. They don't have to drive either, they can take their private planes.
On a happy note, Abbott is now sharing Texas' wealth of illegals with Chicago. Having declared Chicago a "sanctuary city" and continually stating her support for the illegals crossing the border, Lightfoot now is screaming about the havoc this will cause to her city. Apparently sending people to her city is racist and cruel. Not so sure about racist but with all the murders in Chicago is it cruel to send people there? I say, keep those busses rolling!
I have finished packing and loading our clothes into the trailer, DS1 has gotten the stuff we are taking to store in TX out of the shed and it is ready to load. However, looking at DH is still tracking storm patterns and weather. Maybe we will travel back in heavy rainstorms instead of intense heat.
Hard to judge which would be worse ⚖️ or better. I have decided to wait until Saturday to discuss our route since weather and temps may change.