We are gearing up for a extreme weather -special effect for most of southern Ontario in regards to a heat event. Anyone prepping for it? We have a few days before it's to hit for three to six days (they are not sure yet how long it will last)
Are you planning for just the heat? Are you concerned about possible brown outs?
So far, the only things I have planned to add is butcher some older rabbit kits (so I can spread out the other growouts to bigger cage spacing), I have lots of extra frozen water bottles for the keeping rabbits to lean on. I have also added in more buckets to freeze solid over the next couple days in case of a power outage for the freezers.
Otherwise, I will flip my day in terms of working and plan to have everyone be as quiet and calm during the main part of the heat. Anyone else prepping for this with no AC.
Doing EVERYTHING I can for outdoor work today.
I will give the garden a good soaking this evening and likely putting the A/C in the window this evening too.
Frankly, I hadn't considered a power issue, but I'll test out the generators while I'm out there today too.
No animals so that’s one less chore. We have no AC, but lots of 250 year old maple all around us, open all the windows at night and close them and blinds by eight AM Does a pretty good job until sun hits the west and hits all the glass we have looking over a valley. ceiling fans are another plus.
Generators are ready!
Ice that farmgal mentions in spare freezer space is excellent idea
No chainsaw work for me over next two weeks, that’s for sure
So bring on summer 😎
Decided that I had better shear the biggest fastest growing wool sheep again today.. she had been done for lambing and normally would not be done again till just before breeding but with this heat wave.. even taking off this much will be a good thing for her. I love my hair sheep, they are as sleek as goats and will deal with this heat very well.. The woollies.. not so much..
One of my momma rabbits kindled out 12 new babies last night, I have and will do all I can to get them though this heat.. we will see.. The less then a week old chicks, day old rabbits kits are all subject to danger in this kind of prolonged heat. On the plus side, my hands are so soft as they got a nice warm lanolin treatment LOL
And I got my first power outage tonight while making supper to boot..
so we are in the thick of it now? how you all doing in this heat wave? We are up by 6 am, doing what needs to be done, freezing what is coming in, I am not canning in this.. nope..nope..
We are using our grey water to help water plants etc
I do have a portable A/C, so my pets and I are making use of that. I am aware all the A/C use could cause brownouts, so I am trying to circulate with fans, etc. Solar stuff is charged up too. I did all my cycling/gardening/fitness stuff in the early morning, trying to water plants more too. No stove/oven today, just the slow cooker plus easy fresh stuff.
"The thing about smart mother f*ckers, is that they sometimes sound like crazy mother f*ckers to dumb mother f*ckers." -Abraham .”
Fairing pretty well at the camper. No A/C so far today as there is a good stiff wind that takes the edge off.
I am however watching Environment Canada for thunderstorm warnings...conditions are ripe!
They say we just broke the record for the heat with humdex for the Ottawa area.. Hubby laughed and said last time it was this hot was when I was visiting Death Valley in the states..
We appear to be in the path (edge) of a thunderstorm, we have gone out and tied things down etc. we need the rain so we are hopeful that it will in fact come our way and not edge one way or the other.. I agree, the conditions are indeed ripe
Good call on getting things done early Hope I am ready
The death tole in regards to this heat wave on Ontario an Quebec is alarming.. and each morning the numbers keep rising..
We got those storms last night too...brought down a tree right across the drivway...thankfully no real damage to the cars, just a couple more dents on the truck (adds charactr). We were out until midnight last night with the chainsaw clearing it up...more of the same tree to take down today before it falls on the neighbor on it's own.
Sorry about the tree down but glad it didn't do to much damage to your vehicles and here is to a positive outcome on getting the rest of the tree down before it comes down on its own.
Those storms were pretty wild and yet they are very hit and miss, almost everywhere we have fire bans in place.
On the bright side...just that much less firewood to buy this year!
Must have about 2 cord worth already and more to come.