Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hazy, Hot And Humid

I couldn't decide which of these I liked best. I like seeing the horses in the front field almost as much as the sheep. This morning was especially pretty.




The morning coolness won't last long.  We have a brutal forecast this week.  I'd be happy if I never saw the 90's again and we are stuck with them all week.  Yesterday was exceptionally miserable.  

Baaxter was sick - a combination of the heat, disrupted weekend schedule and vaccination brought on pneumonia which in turn brought on an episode of bloat.  It's scary being a sheep mom.  As I sat on the floor of the kitchen with a fan blowing on him all day, I tried not to think of the 90s outside, the 80s inside and the 104 snuggled up next to me.  I was just glad I was able to help him feel a little better.

He's much improved this morning, but still not himself.  I'm hoping another day of stall (because at this point we really can't call it a "kitchen" ;-) rest and a second day of meds will really help.  Saint Tim put the window ACs in last night so we can keep him a little cooler this afternoon.  Maybe with the "stall" door open, the rest of the farm will cool off, too.  Just kidding.  Sort of...


19 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, poor boy (and Sheep Mom)! I am not a fan of hot and humid - or hot and anything. It makes it tough to even move. Hope you both get some relief and that "our" little Baaxter is on the mend.

Miha Giustina said...

Oh, poor Baaxter. Pneumonia!? Poor little boy. I hope he gets better soon.

Today's pictures reminded me of the entry I came across first time I visited your blog. A very similar scene. The horses and the tranquility of the nature around them. Fell in love with it. And the blog. In love ever since.:-)

Gloria19 said...

hugs for Baaxter and you, as well.
I hope you can stay cooler and that he feels better soon.

Michelle said...

"Can't really call it a kitchen." Truth in advertising; heh!

I like the first picture best, the way the sunlight highlights necks and tails.

Lori Skoog said...

Beautiful photos! Keep cool...you and Baaxter. Good thing Saint Tim put in the AC. It's getting warmer up here too...80 now.

Tombstone Livestock said...

I have several sheep with "snotty" noses from the heat and dust but are breathing ok so have not given any antibiotics .... yet.

Hope Baaxter is on the mend.

aarond said...

Poor Baxter. I hope he is better.

Tyche's Minder said...

Oh no. I thought Baxter was going to get through lambhood with a perfect health record. :(

I really like this view of the front field and the way the road disappears around the corner in the distance.

Auntie Reg said...
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Auntie Reg said...

I am so happy that my "butty " is feeling better. Sorry we could not go out to play, the AC just was not cooling the rest of the farm this afternoon.

The Dancing Donkey said...

I'm glad Baaxter is OK. It's hot and miserable here too. I really think it's time to find somewhere else to be, these extremes are just too hard. Do you suppose there is anywhere where the temps stay between 40 and 70 all year? Seems like it would be the perfect temp for sheeps too:)

Keechy said...

We get way too hot here in Western Australia in summer so am very much enjoying our mellow winter weather just now. Bleagh, hate to even think about summer coming round again!

Get better soon, Baaxter! Your mama is worried!

Michelle said...

I do hope you can both stay cool and that Baaxter will improve.

Alice said...

I like photo #3 because the pair of horses are parallel to each other, and kind of goes with the linearity of the fences.
Gosh! I'm sorry to hear that Baaxter is under the weather in such hot weather. Try to stay calm and knit on.

Shirley said...

Awww poor Baxter! Hope he is better soon, Maybe Betsy can snuggle with him too?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Carp:(

LannieK said...

:-/ Dang! Sounds unbaaarably hot! I'll try and send some cooler weather.
Hope you both are feeling better with the ac real soon!
)))hugs(((

sophy0075 said...

Poor Baaxter and poor you! It is miserably hot and humid here in Georgia, so much so that going outside makes me feel dizzy. Praise to the fellows who invented air conditioning!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

OH KWAP..........Baaxter sick?????
Sending good thoughts and vibes and prayers .....whatever! It was 46 yesterday morning and pouring rain. Wish I could send some to you. We have been 20 deg below normal. BEST wishes.

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