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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kentucky heat

Today we had typical Kentucky weather with temps in the mid 90's and high humidity. Makes for a rather uncomfortable day. Even the chickens were in not happy with the heat. We have 25 cornish cross fryers that are just over 5 weeks old in the brooder house. And with 2 fans going they still didnt get cool. So I just left the door open on the building all day. I was going to be working in the yard in back any way they were safe from predators. This weekend they will be where it stays really cool, in the freezer.
So after getting the birds taken care of I went off to mulch the grapevines. I used a layer of shredded paper for a weed barrier and then a layer of partially composted straw with a layer of new straw on top for aesthetics. Turned out rather nice. I did notice that some of the second years vines have some grape clusters on them. So just maybe we will get a taste of the grapes this year. The cats were no help at all, they were more interested in playing king of the hill. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.


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