Thursday, July 19, 2012


Like much of the country, Goshen, IN is suffering from the heat,  Unirrigated corn is virtually shot, hay cuttings are few and far between, and folks are selling off cattle.  The Shipshewana Sale Barn had to shut down the livestock auction because of too many sellers.  Here are a few tidbits about the heat [passed along by a cousin]:

IT'S SO HOT in Elkhart County, Indiana:

          ..... robins use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
          .....the trees are whistling for the dogs.
          .....the best parking place is determined by shade instead of
 water comes from both taps.
 can make sun tea instantly.
 learn that a seatbelt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
          .....the temperature drops below 90??F and you feel a little chilly
 discover that in July it takes only two fingers to steer
your car (one on each hand).
 discover that you can get sunburned through your car
 actually burn your hand opening the car door.
 break a sweat the instant you step outside at 5:30 A.M.
          .....your biggest motorcycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked
out and end up lying on the                  pavement and fry to death?"
 realize that asphalt has a liquid stage.
          .....the potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull
them out and add butter.
          .....the cows give evaporated milk.
 feed their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.

        IT'S SO DRY in Elkhart County, Indiana that the Baptists are starting
to baptize by sprinkling, the Methodists are using wet-wipes, the Mennonites are giving rain checks, and the Catholics are praying for the wine to turn back into water!

And for your musical enjoyment:


Sick Sigma Sez said...

You know me, Genesis 12:3. Obama has really been sticking it to Israel the past several weeks.

Phil L. said...

Sounds like a stretch, S3. What would account for previous serious droughts?

Bizzy Brain said...

Great trip down memory lane with the Heatwave song! Thanks!

Dr S said...

Yer welcome Bizzy.

Thanks Phil for pointing out the flaws in S3's "thinking" :-)