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Posts tagged ‘summer’


We are working on keeping cool. Thank God for AC!



Our animals need about constant care in this heat. Did you know pigs don’t sweat? That’s why they need mud, the water evaporates much like sweat on our skin. 


We garden in the morning during the cool hours, which means early mornings for these farm kids. I make it up to them, don’t worry.


Play in a tent


Run through the sprinkler


Chillin' with our shades on

See we rock the work/play thing around here, somedays .


Lehmann Family Zoo Staff and Management



Waiting for rain to help my garden grow. Waiting for the breeze to bring its cooling flow. Waiting for my kids to see that doing chores is good for thee. Waiting for the great owl that lives in our tree. Waiting for tomatoes, ripe. Waiting for my children to stop the gripe. So here I sit, for a friend, I wait. But I fear for fun summer plans its too late.

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Summertime Blues

Well these last few weeks of summer are going to be killer. I LOVE my kids but I can’t wait for school to start(guilty conscience kicking in.) This summer has been horrible! Its too hot and too dry! My DH has been working long hours due to a work force that is missing a few bodies. You know kind of like a puzzle missing a few pieces, you can still put it together it just has a few holes. It really makes me wonder how those courageous single parents do it. There have been so many summer plans that could not be fulfilled due to the heat. My kids all have cabin fever. Is that even possible? No dancing in the rain or playing in mud puddles. No picnics, no spending time at the park, no reading outside, nothing! Its too hot. So here we are huddled around the ac registers getting on each others nerves just like winter. How are you beating the heat this year?

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