We've had a nice summer with very few days over 100 degrees. This weekend was awfully hot, hitting about 104 on Saturday and 107 on Sunday. Not fit for man nor beast, especially chickens. So we spent a lot of time indoors with the a/c running nonstop. Snacking, watching TV, napping....things like that. Not exciting but just beating the heat wave.
Yesterday wildfires broke out on the Cuesta Ridge which is where Highway 101 heads south into San Luis Obispo. A main north-south artery in our state. Apparently someone driving a pickup had a chain dragging and the sparks ignited fires in 3 spots. Really, people don't think about things like that as much as they should, given our extreme drought conditions. The firefighters out here in the West are stretched so thin. I guess they are bringing in the National Guard in Oregon to help fight the fires up there because there are no more reserves available. Never ever ever underestimate what firefighters do. They put their lives on the line and work in extreme conditions to save lives and property. In California, we now pay an annual Cal Fire tax of $115 for our property. I never feel bad paying that particular tax.
This morning we had a pretty sunrise, although there is a lot of smoke that's settled in which creates problems for someone like me with asthma. Onshore winds are due to move in later today and will hopefully clear this out. I expect another day spent mostly indoors.
Out early this morning to feed the donkeys, release the chickens, and let the dogs out, I enjoyed a beautiful sunrise.
I hope you have a good day!
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