It is hot and seems like California is on fire. As I write this our friend and fellow farmers in the Capay valley are under threat of the rocky fire. We are standing by in case any help is needed. Life and property are important but as a farmer your animals are important too. Taking care of them in this heat and danger is a very high priority. We are under no threat of fire but heat can be a problem. Agustin has the misters on the chicken houses running every time the temperature hits the mid 90s. The eves of the houses have a high pressure pipe with special misting nozzles every foot or so. This can drop the temperature around the house by a good 15 degrees. The birds are most active in the early morning and evening when we cool off with the delta breeze.