Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hot, hot, hot

Today and tomorrow are going to be hot and windy - not good when you live in a bush fire prone area. We've cleaned up around the house, though there is always more to do. I'm going out to finish off the gutters before the heat sets in.

All our pets will need special care today. Water bowls will be regularly checked, the rabbits will be let out into their yard to enable them access to their burrow. Its nice and cool down there. The dogs will be let into the house for the hottest part of the day and the chooks will get lots of leafy greens, clean water and shade.

The people of the house will venture out in the morning and then stay inside for the heat of the day. Cooking will be kept to a minimum. We'll be out again in the evening when it has cooled down.

The radio will be our constant companion as we listen for bushfire reports.

Fingers crossed that nothing eventful happens today and the fire service has a quiet day. I hope you all have a cool place to escape to in the coming heat.


Our Red House said...

Oh, isn't the heat horrible? It's 41 here today (Adelaide). I hope you remain fire-free; bushfires are so scary.


Crunchie's Mum said...

Thanks for your good wishes Kate. I've been watching the temps in Adelaide and feeling very sorry for those suffering in the heat. We survived the heat OK, the cool change came in sooner than expected.