Those of you who follow this blog are aware that we have been feeling the effects of the heat. Today’s high temperature reached 104°F and then, at a bit past four this afternoon, a band of thunder showers moved through. The second image was recorded just two hours later. I haven’t checked the rain gauge yet but we’ll be lucky if it registers ¼”. More importantly however the thermometer is currently reading nearly 30 degrees below the high for the day – and the sun hasn’t yet dropped behind the hills to the west. We are thankful. The chickens are thankful. Every last one of the sheep, goats, hogs, horses, geese, turkeys, ducks, cats, and dogs are thankful. Although tomorrow’s temperatures are predicted to be in the high 80s, the air promises to be much drier. Whew!