It’s no longer humid, thank goodness, but it is hot. 81 degrees F. At about one o’clock I took frozen bottles of water out to the rabbits. They were all panting when I went to check waters, even though I left the door open for extra air circulation today. About three o’clock the temperature spiked and the breeze went away so I took a circulating fan out and set it up in the rabbit shed. That seemed to offer them some more relief. It was too hot to put them in the tractors today. The grass was in full sun for too long. Most days so far have been overcast even if they have been hot.
I’ll have to clear some of the stuff out of the shady area so we can use it. The temps are supposed to be high all week, and they need to be able to go outside. Mostly it’s things like picnic benches, the porch swing (never been used on the actual porch), and a table. That will free up some shade nicely. And if I dig out some buttercups there will be even more space for the tractors. I’ll just have to wait until 8:30 or 9 when it has cooled off enough to do that.
We are taking a cue from the rabbits and using ice packs and fans to keep cool. Fortunately I have a large number of ice packs from when I had my knee surgery, so we can all have one and then change it out with a replacement one when it is no longer cool. It really makes a difference in my comfort. Well, that and twisting 18 inches of hair up into a loose knot to keep it off my neck. Days like this I want to go and cut it all off.
I so don’t want to cook tonight. I wonder if I can get away with cold ham sandwiches, cucumbers, and fruit salad. Quite possibly.