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More dust than hay

July 24, 2012

Last night Bob baled the only field of alfalfa on our farm that grew enough to bloom again. It was a meager haul, but we are grateful to have it. The drought is bad at our place, but worse for others. The incredible heat is the killer right now. We have lost two 100-pound lambs in the past week, and we aren't sure exactly what killed them. We check the herd each morning and evening. Last night I walked the field at 9:00 and it was still a suffocating 91 degrees. The ewes stand and pant. We are in survival mode until Thursday when the heat should break, and we MAY get rain. Please.

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