Saturday, July 30, 2011

Keeping Cool

With summer temperatures in the high 90's this week, it's hasn't just been hot for us, the animals have to put up with it too! During the hot afternoon sun, you can find most of them lying in the shade. Some of them, however, take it a step further and find other ways to keep cool :
Bird Bath
Our turkey named Charlie is soaking in his water dish! 

Charlie is only a little over 2 months old, and is growing fast.



Mud Madness!
Our new piglets Belle and Aurora love sitting and rolling in the mud to cool off. Since pigs don't sweat, they depend on water and mud to cool their bodies down.

Here's more pictures of these cute NEW babies!
Belle

Belle on left, Aurora on the right. They are Hampshire pigs and are about 2 months old.

Aurora

So stinkin' cute!

Most of our animals names are "themed". For example, the goats have mythology names, the cows have names from Star Wars, etc. Well we decided to go with Disney princesses for the pigs. (our daughter loves the Disney princesses!)

So what do our kids do to stay cool? Swim and raft in the pond! It's been so fun, it's like having a swimming pool, it's just not as clean and we have to share it with the ducks!


This is especially fun to do after weeding in the pumpkin patch all morning.


I hope you are finding ways to keep cool this summer!




1 comment:

carrie said...

"So stinkin' cute." Love it. We can't wait to go to your pumpkin patch this year. What a great place. So fun! Weston was saying this morning that he would like to go on conference weekend again. How does that sound to you??? Is that too crazy with it being your first weekend and all? Let us know. I love how your boys weed all morning and then hit the pond. Ma always said, "Work before play." (from Little House series...I read that last night and reminded my kids of that this morning when I was trying to get them to do their jobs.)
:)