Tuesday, June 22, 2010

HAZY, HOT AND HUMID

"Summertime and the living is easy"........"Those lazy days of summer"....whoever came up with those words did not have a clue what they were speaking about. I mean come on, we have reached a milestone, the longest day of the year and yet there is still not enough hours in the day or daylight for that matter to get all the chores accomplished. I know you understand what I am talking about.


For instance there is always scraping and painting to do on the house....

window boxes to water....flowers to pick.... and dead head.... flower beds to weed....lawn mowing and weed whacking....wood stacking.... Oh, don't forget the laundry, how two people generate so much laundry in this house is beside me. And what is with those cobwebs that seem to reappear overnight. Vacuum one day and "presto" back the next. I mean hello, I do not have time for this. There are strawberries to be picked and jam to be made....peas to be shelled....

Now, there is a coop to keep clean and tidy and babies to tend to. Our weather of late has been the three "H's, otherwise known as "hazy, hot and humid". Poor Charlotte had all she could do to "fling" herself into the nesting box .... man there was an awful lot of panting, grunting and groaning going on.

These two girls were sunbathing in 9o degree temperatures. I mean "hello".... I thought for sure they were going to keel over with heat stroke. Just look at that face, I lugged them to the coop to cool off, I think their brains got a little fried. Never mind that it was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.
. And Winslow Homer....he is still on guard duty performing his job, but somewhat confused. Hello, Winslow I do believe there is something wrong with this picture....I do believe you are on the wrong side of the coop.
Yup, summertime and the living is easy, RIGHT!

19 comments:

henbogle said...

Ha ha, easy living. They say there's no rest for the wicked, and I am very, very wicked.

ps. word verification word today is "nests," how appropriate!

Kim said...

Poor Winslow....he just needed a cool spot for a little break! It's tough work protecting all those ladies!

Eve said...

Winslow....you nut!!! Julie, I'm going to have to stop reading your blog...I just realize that I am lazy 24/7 instead of just on hazy hot and humid days....OH why didn't I get YOUR genes!!!!
Everything looks lovely....the girls would be soup for brains here!

Kathy in KY said...

We're having the same weather here in central KY. The last two days have had some cloud cover, but the humidity is sticking around (no pun intended)(sticking-sticky). We did get a good thunderstorm yesterday afternoon, and that cooled it some, but not today. I'm glad you took the girls to the coop, they do look awfully hot in their dust-bath. Here's hoping tomorrow will bring some cool weather. Take care, from KY.

Farm Girl said...

Poor hot chickens! The picture of Winslow Homer is so cute, I laughed and laughed about him sitting there inside the fence. He is the best dog.
Maybe it will cool off soon. :)

from me to thee......... said...

oh so true.....the humidity is a killer....now, on to other things...your home and graden, and chickens are beauitful, LOVE your blog...smiles, Linda

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Great post! Love the photos. You have a beautiful home and wonderful gardens. When I think of summer I envision a scene like that of your front door! I hear you loud and clear. Where "lazy days of summer" came from is beyond me!

Rural Rambler said...

It just looks wonderful there at Dog Trot! I am afraid we are not as busy as you. We have retreated to the coolness of the inside. That makes me cranky. We are suppose to get a break from humidity tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

rockriverstitches said...

We've been having nothing but rain here. It's been terrible. We still have farmers that haven't had a chance to put in their spring crops. And the ones that have are flooded. As always enjoy your pictures of your chickens and what they are up to.

Tammy

DayPhoto said...

Your home and yards are just beautiful. The heat must be really bad, my chicken's only pant in real heat.

Love your puppy!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Jenny said...

Soooooo true! I don't now where the house go, in fact I don't know where the year's gone! Halfway gone already!!! YIKES! Your girls and faithful Homer are treasures! Love 'em!

Farm Girl said...

I would so love to live next door so I could watch you hook rugs. I need to be able to do that and I loved your rugs so much It would be great.
Jamba juice is a place that fixes all kinds of different juices like smoothies. They are wonderful when it is hot and you don't feel like eating. Not to mention telling chicken stories. :)

Kim said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog and about my photos. I'm loving this new hobby. But it is ALL the equipment - not the operator! lol Plus the photo editing programs and cropping help too. You asked about the camera - it is a Canon Rebel EOS Xsi with a 18-55 mm lens, 75-300mm telephoto zoom and a macro telephoto 60mm.

Kathy in KY said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Miss Julie. This will be my first attempt at crocheting with wool, and I am excited. I'll try and post photos as I go along, once I figure out exactly what I'll be making. Hope that today brought cooler weather for you, but, alas, here it was hot again, but we have been lucky enough to have some cloud cover off and on during the day - but no afternoon thunderstorms for a few days. Take care, from KY.

Pondside said...

Ah, Winslow has more in common with our dear Rosie than just good looks.....this post made me laugh because that sitting and watching is so familiar!
Please send some of that warm weather out this way...it still feels like April here.

Doreen said...

What a great post! Loved all the lovely photo's...you have a beautiful home!!!

How many chickens do you have?

Wishing you a lovely day,
Doreen

A New England Life said...

Your not kidding! I get into bed at night and think of how much I haven't accomplished. Does it ever end? I doubt it.

Can you come to my house and work on my gardens? Yours are so beautiful! Keeping that house of yours pictures perfect must be a job within itself!

The humidity is a bit much right now. Hopefully more comfortable days are ahead. Thanks goodness for a/c!

Finegan Antiques said...

June's weather here has been like mid July or August. It gives another meaning to The Long Hot Summer!! Yes the days are longer in the summer. I finally figured out why. We all need longer days because it is so hot and we are moving A LOT slower. Mother Nature knows best.

Stay cool!

Donna

Flat Creek Farm said...

Everything looks incredible at your place! Feeling your pain on the time thing. Wow, those silly girls sunbathing in the heat...! :-o

Really enjoyed this! Stay cool.. and calm. We will get it all done somehow :) -Tammy