Sunday, January 16, 2011
We've had a freakishly warm and wet weather system move into our area virtually overnight. While last week the inside of my barn was warmer than the outside (as it should be), this warm spell came on so quickly that it is taking time for the barn interior to catch up. Currently, it is warmer outside the barn than inside. The effect of this, combined with a signifcant amount of rainfall, is copius amounts of condensation on every imaginable surface in the barn.
Have you ever wondered what happens when temperatures go from freezing to balmy practically overnight?
My barn would like to show you.
Walls become moist:
Handles of tools become wet and drippy:
Doorknobs are hard to turn because they slip in your hand:
Bags of stall bedding have heavy drips of water that run off when you pick them up:
and containers are covered in so much foggy moisture, I can write friendly messages to you on them:
When we do get a break in the rain, everything is so saturated and the humidity is so high, nothing dries out.
Kai has taken to trying to dry herself on bales of straw in the barn:
I think she kind of enjoys the reaction she gets from me when I turn around and see her like this:
See? She's laughing:
I think I'll test out the drying properties of straw after my next shower. I bet I'll be laughing, too.