Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I now have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Two days of 114 degree temps!
We've had two days of 114 degree days here in the desert and it's been rough on all of us and our pets and animals. I leave the hose on out front so that the birds can get a drink of water in the afternoons. Believe me, they need it! I immediately let the dogs inside in the afternoons and they appreciate it! PE was cancelled at school in the afternoons, so everybody took the kiddos out in the morning, when it was only 100 degrees! I understand that the last 2 days have tied the heat records for this time of year in Palm Springs...ugh! That's not a record I'm proud of! Today it is only 103 degrees and believe me, that's quite a difference! The birds are out eating and drinking but they aren't panting! The dogs are asleep on the tile next to the front door, but I'm completely out of energy. One teacher at my school went home with chest pains (either due to stress or dehydration)...I'm really NOT looking forward to this summer. First, we have only 8 weeks off, then back to school. Second, it has been a L-O-N-G school year with this group of kids and I'm exhausted, even after a 4 day weekend in Idyllwild last weekend. I told hubby I'd drive him up there for breakfast tomorrow morning and he agreed. Only two more weeks of school and then I'm DONE!