Just a quick post to say we made it through the last of the 40°C days with a peak of 39°C here at our place, both inside and out. The cool change wasn’t much to brag about until this morning when I had the pleasure of saying I felt cold! 😀 It made it to 44°C up in town though (we’re in quite a little gully here).
Our animals made it through unscathed except for hating me for hosing them down. Both Anna and Pandora tolerated it as long as I didn’t spray their faces but I had to chase the chooks down to soak them sufficiently. I thought we were going to lose a few more given their state when I went out to hose them off. Lying down, wings open and panting. Thankfully, we haven’t.
It’s now time to count the cost in terms of the gardens although it seems, aside from some cuttings of geranium, 1 watermelon seedling, several potted tomatoes and my little seed grown peach tree 😦 in the first few days, we’ve not lost anything else. Thankfully. In fact, much of the garden seems to be thriving. We only watered the hugelkultur beds 3 times all up. Hugels are the way to go for raised water-wise gardens for sure! 😀
I hope everyone else has survived. It’s time for thinking caps on to work out how to plan for coping and indeed thriving in future heatwaves. They are becoming the new norm for sure. 😦