posted on Aug, 8 2010 @ 01:03 AM
I am in the CA foothills....This summer it was around 102 IN THE SHADE. You would think that with all the big trees around would make a difference,
but instead, it feels really muggy/steamy.
We humans are very fragile. Last year, We had a rough heat wave, we have many chickens. During the hottest part of the day, everyone was slow and
trying to cool in running/misting water. But the real danger was when it cooled down at night.....the next morning, about 20 birds were dead.
So, during really hot days, find the best way to keep your body temp as comfortable as possible, try to avoid beeing outdoors especially in the hotter
direct sunlight, and take it easy (dont exert yourselves too much).
Heat could kill a person, and in sometimes (worse) cases, make someone have a stroke...I say worse, because I have been around quite a few folks who
wished rather have died than to be so messed up by stroke---one person couldnt comment because her mentality was not right (or normal anymore).