I wouldn't know....exactly.
As some of you have heard, my husband is a bit of a weather nerd. His dream gift this past Christmas was a weather station. He loves to know the precise temperature, the wind speed, the amount of rain fall and, of course, the minimums and maximums of them all. So, we have a lot of different devices for reading temperature and all that other stuff around here, some of which are high tech, some of which are not, but the devices are everywhere.
Since Friday, Oregon has been in a rather sudden heat wave. Yesterday was absolutely sweltering and I decided to check the temperature.
I looked at the kitchen thermometer. Wow, that's hot:
But wait, there are two other thermometers right next to it, all reading different temps. Now I'm confused:
It's clearly HOT, but just EXACTLY how hot is it?
I thought maybe the dresser thermometer would narrow it down a bit.:
But no. None of the thermometers said the same thing.
There's still the thermometer under the eaves to check:
Holy cow! THAT can't be right!
Now, see? Sometimes too much information is a bad thing. If there were only one thermometer, I'd take it for its word, but with so many, I'm now on a quest to find the truth. What's a girl got to do to find out the exact temperature?
I decided to head to my most trustworthy source. I go ask the chickens.
All signs pointed to "very hot" down there with them, too. There was a lot of standing around under the tarp, wings held out, and mouths panting:
There was also a significant amount of activity around the water cooler:
Still, no one would tell me the exact temperature.
Pip, for example, just kept saying the same thing over and over: "Hot, hot, hot":
Rose-Uppity couldn't remove her head from the water pan long enough to even mumble an answer:
Even the coop thermometer was acting all wobbly and imprecise:
There was obviously no sense in even asking the donkeys. They were too busy baking in the sun:
So, I'll leave you with this and we all have to be good with it: It is very, very hot here right now.
While I took the advice of one of my commenters NOT to plant anything new during this heat, I was able to harvest something new: yum...English shelling peas: