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Post  countrynaturals on 8/1/2017, 10:46 am

Supposed to be 116 here today, so I'm a bit preoccupied with this topic.  Rolling Eyes Every day I look out the window and see various hens cooling off in the water bowl. Always good for a smile.

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 8/1/2017, 11:00 am

A pair of squash bees in the shade of a butternut blossom
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/1/2017, 11:47 am

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:A pair of squash bees in the shade of a butternut blossom
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I love you Is that teamwork or friendly competition?
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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/1/2017, 11:51 am

Ooo..good one! I'll have to work on this.
Love the chicken. It's like her own private kiddie pool.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 8/1/2017, 1:05 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:
@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:A pair of squash bees in the shade of a butternut blossom
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I love you Is that teamwork or friendly competition?
Squash bees are solitary, so it's friendly competition. It was early evening, so these are probably males - the females have nest burrows to tend/reside in. The males will sleep in the flowers overnight, so that sometimes when I pick up the folded up, dropped blossoms, they BUZZZ! affraid

I like your chicken soaking her feet. Makes me laugh. Laughing
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Post  trolleydriver on 8/1/2017, 2:36 pm

Watermelon is always good when trying to beat the heat.

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/1/2017, 3:49 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:Watermelon is always good when trying to beat the heat.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/1/2017, 3:50 pm

His avatar is even funnier!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/1/2017, 10:02 pm

I am stymied
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Post  sanderson on 8/2/2017, 3:17 am

CN, Every time I see your avatar, I get jealous of the chicken having her own pool. Razz

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Post  llama momma on 8/2/2017, 8:50 am

The avatar is my visual of cooler temps.
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/2/2017, 10:25 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:I am stymied
C'mon, Girlfriend. You can do it! geek
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/2/2017, 10:26 am

@sanderson wrote:CN,  Every time I see your avatar, I get jealous of the chicken having her own pool. Razz
Don't be jealous. She has to share with her sisters. Rolling Eyes
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/2/2017, 10:27 am

@llama momma wrote:The avatar is my visual of cooler temps.
Ahhhhhhhh! Heaven! Cool
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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/2/2017, 12:11 pm

Pretty, LM!  That's a great way to beat the heat...that and watching Dr Zhivago.

I'm still looking for my way,  but not feeling the love since we haven't had enough heat to try to beat yet.
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/2/2017, 12:32 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Pretty, LM!  That's a great way to beat the heat...that and watching Dr Zhivago.

I'm still looking for my way,  but not feeling the love since we haven't had enough heat to try to beat yet.
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Post  sanderson on 8/2/2017, 2:36 pm

Delicious avatar!

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/2/2017, 8:42 pm

That works! Very Happy
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Post  trolleydriver on 8/1/2018, 8:43 am

OK members, show us your August 2018 "Beat the Heat" avatars.

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/1/2018, 9:00 am

This one's easy. Here's our new pool. Can't wait to get back to it -- hopefully today.  bounce 
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That's an innovative shade-maker in the pool, since we have no shade at all. It's just a regular canopy, resting on 4 inflated "donuts."
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 8/3/2018, 3:24 pm

Pooled water in one of my raised beds - those pale yellow leaves on the upper right are floating. Yes, the bed just has a few edible weeds in it -- it was going to be soy beans and dry bush beans, but I didn't plant beans this year, because it was, and continues to be, too wet.
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Post  OhioGardener on 8/10/2018, 12:04 pm

It has been a hot summer!


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Post  countrynaturals on 8/10/2018, 4:40 pm

@OhioGardener wrote:It has been a hot summer!


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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/10/2018, 4:56 pm

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