It was 117 on our front porch when I got home from school yesterday afternoon. That is NOT GOOD! Ugh. I'm going to run up to the ranch this morning, buy beet pulp and check on the horses. Then, back down to the desert because I need to get my car in for an oil change as hubby and I are switching cars next week. HE gets to go on a 5-day vacation up to the Sierras and northern California with our son (they are having some "male bonding" time...) I have to report for jury duty on Tuesday and I have NO IDEA how many days of school I'll be missing next week. It was 97 degrees up at the ranch yesteday and today should only be about 95, but still, that's pretty hot for the mountains! On my way home from school yesterday, I saw a brush fire right off the freeway and fire crews battling it...that's September in southern California. I saw this field getting watered yesterday morning on my way to school (I had my camera with me), so I stopped to take these photos. Believe me, my late afternoon, I was ready to just turn the hose on myself!!!