July 7, 2016

How to Beat the Heat

Do your picking before the sun gets too high in the sky.


Drink plenty of fluids.


Cook outdoors when possible.



Stay cool.


Don't overdo it.



Enjoy the fruits of your labors.


How To Beat the Heat © July 2016 by

30 comments:

  1. I love the cat shot. Wouldn't it be great to be able to relax like that? :)

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    1. That particular cat can relax anywhere! She's amazing. :)

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  2. Heh I wish I didn't have to go to work so early then I could get stuff done here before it got hot.

    I liked the duckling pic :)

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    1. "Real" jobs do tend to get in the way. :)

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  3. Good advice! I love the cat photos.

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  4. Wonderful post! Ducks have it right but our turkey's have figured out standing in the shallow duck tub with water about 3 inches deep helps! As to our cat.....sleep right in front of the fan!

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    1. Sounds like you have very smart turkeys and cat!

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  5. LOL That's gotta be a classic cat photo. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The best part is that she didn't wake up so I could get the photos. Too often I find great shots but they're too smart for me!

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  6. we're still enjoying cool mornings, so I open up the house for the few hours that I can. I should attempt to set up a clothes line today.

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    1. Love that you have cool mornings! I miss those. :)

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  7. I try to get everything that has to be done outside finished in the early morning, or I do it in the evenings after the sun is behind the mountains.

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    1. Same here! Before the sun is up, or after it's down. Anything else is just dismal.

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    2. Agreed! It simply gets too hot later in the day.

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  8. I couldn't agree more! We all stay cool by sitting near the duck pool. They splash us plenty while enjoying themselves!

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    1. Kinda wish we had a swimmin' hole around here. That was always a summer treat!

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    1. We humans really should follow the lead of our critters. They have it right!

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  10. what a great post to remind us all about taking it easy. And of course...LOVE. THAT. CAT. PHOTO!

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    1. That's Meowy and she can take a nap literally anywhere!

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  11. WHAT A GREAT POST!! Happy summer!!

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  12. Whimsical, fun post! Although we are having what are "hot" days for us, I know it's nothing compared to what you have. The problem with us getting out early (or late) to beat our heat is that the biting bugs are active during the "cooler" times! Early yesterday morn I picked strawberries with long sleeves, long pants and a head net on but still got a bite on a bare wrist which kept me awake some last night!

    I love the way you change your blog header collage so frequently, Leigh! Always great homesteading pics.

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    1. Ooo, I hate those biting bugs! We have no-see-ums early in the morning which take a lot of fun out of going to the garden then. They don't bite but they cloud around your face and try to fly into your eyes, nose, and mouth.

      The blog header has been a lot of fun. Good place to put all those extra photos that don't fit anywhere else. :)

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  13. I am beating the heat by staying inside whenever possible. Love the cat picture. That is how I feel sometimes with the Lyme Disease! Nancy

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    1. Nancy that would be so tough, but you're a trooper!

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  14. Leigh,

    Yum blueberries and pie!!! Cooking outside sure helps with keeping the inside of your house cool.

    A dip in water, and a brief nap......great things to do on a hot day. Love the pictures of your animals.

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