This afternoon when I walked across the patio barefoot it was so hot it burned the soles of my feet;, I decided to find out whether it was hot enough to fry an egg. I didn't want to make a mess of egg on the patio pavers, so I used a cast iron frying pan, which after about 10 minutes seemed as hot as the pavers (but is probably not a true test). Brendan helped me so I could get a photo. I am disappointed to report that we did not successfully fry an egg. We did measure the temp of the surface with our gun-like oven thermometer, however, and learned it was 125 F.
Despite the oppressive heat it was a productive day. I worked with the bees with my mentor Tom (see upcoming bee post) , Rog and I mowed the entire estate, we finished cleaning out the loafing shed and put down fresh bedding, to mention a few accomplishments. Each of these tasks left us drenched in sweat.