Summer bites! That's the nicest way to say it...heat, humidity, mosquitoes that try to carry you away, explosions of flies like biting horse flies and obnoxious little house flies, crazy buggy madness...it's TOO HOT to get things done in a timely fashion without having a heat stroke...by August I am begging for winter time... But...I HAVE to admit...AT LEAST I CAN FEEL MY FREAKING FINGERS IN THE SUMMER!!! I went out yesterday...and spent ALL DAY outside....it took me well into the evening to TRULY feel "thawed out"! I have 19 chickens outside that I need to start sending to freezer camp in groups...and the weather is supposed to be chilly all week and then rainy after that! I call El Toro Poo Poo on winter! the worst part is water for the critters - I swear that makes it feel as though it is ten times worse when you start doing the water! I am DREADING processing the broilers now because of all the water involved! The high is supposed to be 55 this weekend, and I know I shouldn't cry because PLENTY of other places have MUCH colder temps...but I was born and bred in Orange County CALIFORNIA! I SWEAR I only remember "frosty mornings" like 2 or three times each year...I CLEARLY remember dressing in a hoodie sweatshirt and SHORTS because the "morning chill" was not that bad - in the middle of winter! I do NOT thrive in cold weather and I DREADING processing and all that water and my chill hands! I've already told my husband to be ready for me to set up the shower stall in the bathroom for plucking...I SWEAR I am contemplating it! He said if I pluck a chicken in the house, he gets to clean deer in the living room...I don't know...I might risk getting caught for the sake of my finger tips! I really don't know which is worse, the sweltering temps and bugs in the summer, or the icey cold chill of winter I can't quite get rid of until April each year! If anyone has stealth tips for processing inside, share them with me...no garage here in the boonies or I'd do it there...no friends with garages either...and my shed is still full of junk and storage or I'd do it there! I think I may have lost my mind a little...but it probably froze and hasn't thawed yet!