I have now learned that when my instincts speak, I listen... I wish I had learned to do this sooner.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sheepfarmer’s Serenade


It has been HOT and humid, we went from 15°C to 40°…winter to high summer. Haying has been going on for a couple of weeks and as of yesterday is finally finished. I have been on total farmhouse AND farmstead duty, ALL of it. Needless to say nerves are frayed and sleep is restless, at best; an endless dance with dropping and pulling ONE sheet AND trying to find a calm moment of peace and quiet between the snoring stops and startling starts of the Sheepfarmer’s serenade, to sleep (blessed sleep!), THROUGHOUT the night.
To electrify the concert, I was being attacked by a few mosquitoes that DRONED in the sticky, airless night. I calmly got up and plugged in the poison.
The ever frugal, wanting for little, overly exhausted Sheepfarmer got up and unplugged it!!! “There are no mosquitoes,” he says 

"YES, there are!”
 “You’re imagining it, none have come near me...”
"That’s because they don’t dare APPROACH the triple 7, laying in the MIDDLE of our 140cm OLD bed!”
Slowly the steam dissipates and a little while later he asks, “What’s a triple 7?” and I answered

 “An airplane."

10 comments:

  1. The 'poison' is a life-saver in these houses with old windows and no screens...don't know how I'd be able to sleep without it since I live on a river that seems to be mosquito heaven! Between that and the ceiling fan, I've been pretty comfortable over here in the Lot. Of course, our temps have not been 40 either. I think today is the highest it's been at 34.

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    1. At least our humidity now hoovers and breaks…days are a bit more tolerable!

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  2. I hope you can find some relief from the heat. Sleeping is the worst when its so hot and you are sweaty/sticky even in bed. Not so much fun. Have a good week.

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    1. Thanks Michel…hope it is more tolerable your way :)

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  3. My sympathies, I sleep with John Deere!

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  4. Sending wishes for a quick cool down--
    xoxoxo
    Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary! Although we have had a couple of thunderstorms the raindrops are far and few between…still blistering hot. Good thing I can sometimes jump in the river behind the house :/

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  5. Very funny post. Here on Cape Cod MA it's been 90 degrees (Fahrenheit) and 90% humidity. So hot and no breeze and at night we're on top of the sheets and the fan that my husband insists on is as noisy as his snoring. If I dared to shut off the fan there'd be a mid night fracas for sure.

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    1. hahaha! So true…with conditions such as these, very little provocation is necessary :)

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