Talk about one hot week! The last few weeks in South Dakota have been brutally hot.
Records have been set for cattle lost across the state due to all the heat. Which is absolutely devastating. In cases like this it doesn’t matter if you are feeding cattle inside- or outside. Hot is hot.
Around our farm we started preparing for the heat wave a few days ahead of time. This means we put extra water tanks in each lot and in some cases a sprinkler system.
When days like this hit the farm it means a full day of constantly filling water tanks and checking cattle constantly.
Another big adjustment we make is feed. When the weather is super hot cattle don’t really like to get super full bellies, so normally we adjust their rations. When the weather cools off we then slowly move them back to their original amount of feed.
On a positive note, when it is really hot around the farm guys don’t like to eat as much at dinner time, which means cooking a lot less food!
This week my Dad and little sister are out for our annual neighborhood party. My Dad came out last year around this time to build our deck. This year he is adding to our deck to finally call it a completed project!
Since my Dad and hubby are working their tails off in this heat I keep my little sis occupied. Which means lots of hanging out at the farm, sleepovers with my niece, and trips to the pool!
So far I would say she is having a blast!
One thing about my little sister is she LOVES her Daddy!