Spell check is trying to convince me that “heatwave” should be two words. I could Google and find out, I suppose, but in this case I am pretty sure I am right. And if I’m not, it should be my way. So I’ll walk on the wild side with this one. Truthfully, I am pretty sure the correct way to spell heatwave when the heat indexes exceed 110 is H – E – Double L.
Some bad news to share: John's niece visiting from Arizona wanted to ride this past weekend. Got up early on Saturday to beat the heat and saddled two horses and mounted up. Before we got out of the driveway, she took an unplanned dismount. Unhurt, but shaken. And not interested in getting back on.
Now onto some good news. Both our grass hay and alfalfa have been cut and there is no rain in the forecast. If all goes as planned, they should be baled tomorrow. This cutting is going into large round bales so at least there won't be any picking up and stacking to do; they will get moved off the field with the tractor.
Although the horses have an automatic waterer in the corral, I have been filling up an extra tank a couple times a day so they can have some cold water from the faucet. They come over and a few of them dunk their heads up to their eyeballs. Windy plays. She stands there for the longest time splashing herself and others all around her. When I got home tonight, that tank was empty. I think she was the culprit.
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Off-topic, the above picture was taken at Howells, Nebraska. John is working on the steeple of their Catholic church. If you look closely, you can see him hanging from the side. I can look at the pictures of his work but in real-life, it gives me the willies. I hope neither of our boys aspire to be a steeplejack.
Speaking of kids – totally off-topic, Jewel and Ty Murray named their new son, Kase. Spelled differently than my Case, but the first time I have heard of anyone else using that name. Cool! (FYI – my Case is one syllable like suit-CASE, not Casey. Not sure how Ty pronounces it.)
That is all I got, folks.