in which our plucky heroine adds to the hen habitat...
6:15 AM and time to let the hens out... and they immediately start heading out to look for food and forage for bugs. Boneclaw Mother is keeping a wary eye on me. Early morning is the only real time to get anything done outdoors, and so a number of trips between the water barrel and the backyard make sure that the strawberry bed and the baby feral grape are watered, as well as feeding and watering the hens.
Yesterday was 97F in the shade here, 83F in the house. Today is forecast the same. My cope function is broken, am attempting repair with repeated topical external application of cold water. By running the (five!!) fans before bedtime and in the early morning, am able to cool the house down about ten degrees, which helps somewhat. Am cogitating on what other strategies can also help, besides the mylar bubblepack and fan deployment. Wondering about making some type of seasonal "shade screens" for the east and west facing windows; our south facing windows already have permanent metal awnings that some former owner installed (they many in fact be original to the house)
My idea of having the fig trees in pots shade the west window has not proved functional, as they do not provide either dense enough or tall enough coverage to make a difference and actually would prefer to be located somewhere with morning sun instead of shade until the afternoon...
July SMART goals
July SMART goals
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||blue tunic for B||chook shade tarp||recycle bin full|
|2||grey gown for M||-||-|
|3||linen gown for S||-||-|