Monday, May 31, 2010

Typical St. Louis summer

It's hot. In the 90s already and today is June 1st.
I must be part llama, because I, too, dislike this hot weather.
Llamas and alpacas are from the
Andes Mountains and they are used to a mean temp of the 50s -- plus it gets cold at night -- 30s even. So they can recoup the heat loss of the day in those cool mountain nights.
Not so in St. Louis in the summer. It was around 80 at 10 o'clock last night. No regrouping from the heat there.
Mostly my animals sit in front of fans in the barn during the day -- and don't venture out until around 7 in the evening.
I put out the shower head this weekend and the photos tell the story -- standing in front of the spray drinking and getting soaking wet; standing in the water troughs -- or even sitting in the trough, like you see Yukon Quest doing in the photo. Makes for a cool down in the "old swimmin' hole."
Here's to summer -- and to cooler weather soon.

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