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Jun. 25, 2010, 08:24 PM
The heat index has been about 120 each day this week. The humidity is about to kill us. I was updating some photos and came across this photo of our barn. Keep in mind we live just north of New Orleans. Oh to have that snow today!!!


This is what it usually looks like.


Jun. 26, 2010, 06:19 AM
That's a really pretty barn in snow or in summer! But Louisiana between June and October is intolerable. The latest I ever stayed at school was June 20th, and that almost did me in. I was about to grow gills.

strawberry roan
Jun. 26, 2010, 06:31 AM
Oh, yes. The snow we had this past winter! Forgot about all that as I sweat through each day. This has been the worst June in a long, long time. My lush fields are now looking like August fields. 90s and humid here. Hate.

Jun. 26, 2010, 06:33 AM
I agree...what a pretty barn in both seasons!

I have no idea how folks in the deep south deal with the heat and humidity. Of coourse I'll assume living there makes a person more used to the weather...and here in CT we do get hot and humid days too. But we get breaks from that and on those really nasty days I'm about ready to shoot something. Or sleep, the heat seems to poop me out by the end of the day. :confused:

Jun. 26, 2010, 09:49 AM
I think you do get somewhat used to the humidity. My husband was born and raised here and never complained about the heat. He is on the road six weeks at a time in the Pacific Northwest. When he comes home now we get to hear about how unbearable it is.

Thanks for the nice comments about the barn. My husband built the whole thing himself. I just wanted a place for the horses to eat out of the rain!! I saw a neat barn with a jutting roof in the front and showed it to him. When he came home the next time he did that to our roof. But now it looks a little like the Flying Nun.

Auto Be A Storm
Jun. 26, 2010, 12:16 PM
The heat is rough, I am in covington, la and I don't know how I ride 2 horses most days.

Jun. 26, 2010, 01:11 PM
We are just down the road in Hammond. Most days we just hose the horses off and leave them alone. Just too hot unless you ride late in the evening when there is a breeze under the trees.

Zu Zu
Jun. 26, 2010, 04:57 PM
Lovely barn in any season ~ thanks for sharing your photos ~

Jun. 26, 2010, 05:24 PM
Beautiful and you are right, that snow looks good right now, doesn't it.:lol:

Jun. 26, 2010, 05:28 PM
Lovely barn! And the photos are very nice.

I dont care what any one says, the humidity DOES make a difference.

Last week the humidity was like hitting a brick wall when you walked outside. Now that the humidity is down for the last two days, even though its still actual temp of 95, it doesnt feel anywhere as bad. I can actually sweat and somewhat cool myself.

I was in Orlando last week with the heat index at 110 and THAT was bad. I feel sorry for you guys with the index to 120! Be careful. This is dangerous heat.

Whitfield Farm Hanoverians
Jun. 27, 2010, 10:23 PM
That picture is beautiful. It ought to be framed.

Jun. 27, 2010, 10:34 PM
It's been 110 here with the heat index.

This was Feb. 1 of this year.
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs147.snc3/17440_1341151457605_1495740009_30976997_7839667_n. jpg

...and last week. You can practically SEE the heat.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs518.ash1/30496_1448902711319_1495740009_31223938_3222161_n. jpg

Jun. 28, 2010, 01:09 PM
Lovely barn! And the photos are very nice.

I dont care what any one says, the humidity DOES make a difference.

Oh, yes, it does, as I found out up here on Saturday when I gave myself heat prostration at the barn. It wasn't even that hot! And in DC the week before I was in agony from swollen feet--even on days it wasn't hot per se the humidity was horrible.

Jun. 28, 2010, 03:20 PM
I dont care what any one says, the humidity DOES make a difference.

That is why I live in the desert! Where the heat index is often less than the temperature. 14% humidity right now. 94 degrees, 90 degree heat index. I would suffocate in high humidity!

Frank B
Jun. 28, 2010, 04:43 PM
Even the music sounds refreshing on this one: