Evening all! I think we`ll have some ice coffee this time around if thats okay?
I`m telling you what it is hotter than two rats in a wool sock here! We had 94 degrees F in the shade about 1 this afternoon. I kid you not it was so darn hot our chickens were panting. Now that is hot!
Today was hauling day. Mister and I set out as early as we could to try to beat the heat. Either we`re getting slower in our classic state or the heat is getting faster, because we didn`t beat it.
We had a small tire problem first thing off, which is never a good sign. But a bottle of that foamy green stuff (Don`t have a clue what it`s called but foamy green stuff works)we were back on track! After we had trundled down to hook onto the wagon we came across this lying dead in the road. Freshly dead.
Yup, that is a rattlesnake. And a darn big one at that!! We don`t see too many rattler`s anymore here in the mountains. When my husband was a boy he tells of them crossing our dirt road with regularity. I think they`re now protected here in Pennsylvania that`s how low thier numbers have fallen.
Perhaps the heat drove this big boy out? Whatever the reason our neighbor who walks her two tiny dogs was quite distraught over Sir Snattlerake, and I don`t blame her one iota! A three foot snake can put a nasty bite on a person or a dog!
After the snake incident we put our backs into things. I`m glad to say we got over 48round bales hauled from the fields today. Now only 15 more for us and about 100 for our neighbor.
Anyone know how to do a cool weather dance?? I can yodel along if it`ll help.