Horrible Hot Summer

Written by Dr. Dolittle on September 17, 2010 – 12:02 pm -

This has been a horrible summer. The heat has been beyond anything we’ve had to cope with before. Our critter losses are horrific.

Several chickens died. They just fell over despite having lots of fans around the pen to move the air. Hundred degree heat is still hundred degree whether it’s moving or not.

Also, we lost several rabbits, same scenario.

Then there is Molly. She suffered from severe COPD. The vet told us to thin her back down so her ribs would show but it got too hot too fast and we lost her.

My favorite cow, my pasture pet, also succumbed to the heat. She left behind a brand new calf who would never know his mother. He is doing well on a bottle, but I sure miss his momma.

It has yet to cool down much here in Texas. The days are getting shorter but that hasn’t cooled the days at all. It’s September and we are still hitting between 95 and 100 degrees everyday. It has been a horrible summer.

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