95 Degrees in September

What do you do when it’s 95?

I have to keep pig-farmer’s Berkshires cool.  Did you know pigs do not sweat?  Therefore, they are very susceptible to over-heating.  Their previous farm had a sprinkler system.  Our sprinkler system is me, with a hose.

I tried to take pictures, but found it hard to hold the camera, try to focus it and spray the water.  I think you’ll get the idea, though:Bert will drink from the hose.

Bert will drink from the hose.
Bernice prefers her back to be sprayed.

Bernice prefers her back to be sprayed.

All of the animals are getting several checks through the day.  Treats, too.Happy hates to be left out.

Happy hates to be left out.

Early-mornings have been for pumpkin and gourd harvesting. 530 pounds of pumpkins to the local garden/landscape center.

530 pounds of pumpkins to the local garden/landscape center.

 Afternoons are for decorating and cleaning inside – thankfully, in air conditioning!



I hope my fall decorations help bring fall-like temperatures!


About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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18 Responses to 95 Degrees in September

  1. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    The pumpkins in the truck bed are gorgeous. Couldn’t you just get the pigs a kiddie pool at Wal-Mart? It’s just as hot here and I melt after a couple of hours. Hey your photos and captions aren’t together in a couple of shots. All you gotta do to fix that is edit the photo and click the box that says something about linking the caption to the photo.

  2. Love the fall decor and the pigs are adorable!!!! I think it’s so cute how they love the water hose!!! I’m so ready to decorate for fall.

  3. Love the truck full of pumpkins! It’s so hot here, too. I’m ready for some fall!

  4. It has been hot like that here for a while, too. 97 today again. We need rain and may bet some in the morning.

  5. pattisj says:

    That’s lots of pretty pumpkins! The pigs do seem to enjoy the water.

  6. dayphoto says:

    I love those piggy smiles! Pigs are so much fun…just like playful puppies ALL THE TIME!


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