our own spot of global warming

@savypat (20248)
United States
July 29, 2009 3:46pm CST
The heat is getting to us all, we have water running everywhere to try to keep the Llamas cool, they stand in the sprinkler to try to stay cool. Hubby has to go out in the heat to check them and take a hose to spray the ones that are suffering the most. He's in his mid 70s and the heat is hard on him also. Tomorrow it is suppose to break but now we have thunder clouds which can mean fires Summer lasts a long time here.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 09
Well, if your looking for your notorious northwest weather, I think i found it. We somehow wound up with it in the northeast this summer. Here, you can have it back, cripe, I don't know how you guys do it. This is the coolest and wettest summer I can remember in 10 years. Though it has been hot and sticky the last couple days. He have had our usual rounds of small violent t storms though. In fact, I was about 2 miles from a fast, short lived tornado the other day. Not incredibly unusual in northern new england.
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
1 Aug 09
All the countries are affected by global warming. Now it's rainy season here.But no rain. Global warming is curse to whole mankind.Al are telling about global warming.But not yet no affective measure have bee taken.
• United States
30 Jul 09
Wow... I am kinda speechless. Is this what you go through every summer? I thought it got hot over here in the US, but when it gets to a point where you have to monitor your animals like a newborn baby. Thats extreme. How do you cope with this? Your husband must be in good health. All I can say is God Bless you all, and I will pray for you, your family and your herd. Good luck getting through this summer.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
30 Jul 09
Gee...It is so hard to relate to this one pat. I am sitting here typing with my heater on! In Australia we are in the middle of winter and although our days are beautiful and sunny it is cool in the mornings. It never gets below zero or anything like that; this morning it was around four degrees Celsius. We have dry heat here in the summer and fires are a concern for us too.Good luck keeping those beautiful Llamas cool!
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@GardenGerty (92330)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Jul 09
We have had a milder than usual summer so far, but that does not mean it will stay that way. I had not really realized llamas had trouble with the heat. I know that they are on the upswing as farm animals in this neck of the woods, but I had never heard of them needing to be sprayed down. It makes sense, though. I have known people who had to spray down their dogs and give them cool damp areas to rest. I have seen herds of cattle standing chest deep in ponds to keep cool, or gathered under the few trees that were present. We often have summer like weather up to the end of September.