Originally Posted by ronott1
That is why California is the Golden State--because of the dead brown grass.
It is 79 at 11:37 here in Davis. We are cooler today but will be 6 degrees warmer tomorrow--That will be 105. We will see though.
At least when it gets that hot there, it cools down at night. When it gets to 105+ here (at 90% humidity I might add), it never drops out of the 80s at night. We've had lots of nights that it never got below 85F.
In July 2012, we had 23 consecutive days with highs above 90. During that span there were 2 consecutive days of 108, 2 of 107 and 4 of 106 and 3 of 105- all with high humidity. That was the same year with our warmest winter. Only 4 days below 32.
Usually we get 30 to 50+ days below 30. Coldest was -22. And still humid.
I lost a Welsummer to the heat that year. Only bird I've ever lost to cold or heat.
Some friends of mine transferred here from Ohio. That summer was sweltering. They were shocked. I said, "doesn't it get that hot in Ohio?" They said, "yeah but at least it cools off after dark".
It is really miserable to be that humid and still 90F at midnight.
You have no idea what it's like to be in a factory with that oppressive still, humid air. Nothing but steel, concrete, oil and noise and have to work 10/12 hours nonstop with your coveralls soaking wet all night. The factory is actually hotter at night than during the day. By about 6AM the building starts to cool a bit - down into the 90s. But all day with the sun beating down, the building heats up and by the time the night shift comes in, it's almost unbearable.
Originally Posted by perchie.girl
they are turning, old grocery stores, bars, and warehouses into churches here...
I miss my Circle D Corral.... Lots of line dancing and two stepping.... Now a church...
That just doesn't seem right. There was a huge country dance club here that is now a church. Basically it was a warehouse all along.
There are a lot of churches in strip malls.
IMHO, a church should look like a church, not a 7-11.
In the city here, (and I imagine in lots of older cities) church steeples aplenty rise up across the roof tops.
Originally Posted by 1kluckychik @ChickenCanoe
Whats up with the plum colored layers? You holding out on me? Croad langshans?
Edited by ChickenCanoe - 6/5/16 at 3:36pm
No. I thought so and I had a couple laying them. I was selecting for them but after more research, I discovered the plum color (at least with these eggs) is when a coating of calcium is applied after the intense reddish maroon pigment is applied. That makes perfect sense because some of mine had applied pigment along with the calcium like blue pigment and unlike most brown eggs were the pigment is applied after the shell is built.