Rehash of weather. Heat index of 110 most days with the temps close to if not over 100 each day. No rain now for 2 weeks at least. It is so gross out and it saps my soul.
My barn is staying about 100 degrees inside during the day (metal barn is no Bueno in TENNESSEE, just saying). I have about five fans running and the ceiling fans but the minis spend most of the day under the deck of the apartment in front of the box fan hanging from the stairs in front of them. Ghetto yes but it works. They do meander into the barn later in the afternoon when the heat gets too intense to stand in front of a fan or two. The one good thing is the flies are not that bad this year, either cause of my traps OR more likely because it is too hot to even be a fly right now.
How I feel with this heat most days…
I have two large belt-driven floor fans from TSC in my barn aisle. I have two hanging fans on the stalls (TSC 20 inch fans?) and then I have a large mounted fan (36 inch) on the wall down by the cool end of the barn (unfortunately the stalls are not down at that end). There are a lot of fans blowing hot air around.
yes it is just a fan but still.…
One of my larger belt-driven floor fans died today. Mourning a fan that actually probably lasted over 2 years in a very dusty environment is kind of silly. But down a fan, I am. And it sucks.
So I thought this would be a good blog post question. What do you use to keep your barn (and minis or horses or whatever cool?). I feel that the TSC ones work fine but I wonder if there is something out there better? I can’t imagine if I didn’t have the fans I did, since as I said the temps can get to 100 degrees in there. Any ideas? Any suggestions?
Off to put an ice cube (or ten) on my head. I swear even though I am in the AC most of the day, this heat is really sapping me (I wrote soup instead of soul, so yes brain is scrambled a bit!)
Happy Thursday (I also thought it was Wednesday for the first part of this morning…). Don’t judge me…