Topped out at 81F today and decided to go on a neighborhood hike. Today was our 100th consecutive day without rain, and we are on pace to have our hottest year on record (the previous record was set in 2014)! Thank god our federal government is about to open up more of northern Arizona and southern Utah to coal mining, and the Alaskan wilderness to oil drilling! It’s sad to think about what this beautiful desert looked like a mere fifty years ago.

Our neighborhood hawk came out to say hello. She had a baby with her. She comes into my yard every once in a while to have a look at my chickens and say hello.