I know at 82 I’m “knocking-on”, but I suspect I am not alone in finding the unremitting drought and oppressive heat rather debilitating.
Having lived for several years in sub-tropical Africa, I’m not un acquainted with long dry hot seasons, but housing is constructed so as to provide overhanging eaves that provide shade and verandah, and no roof spaces where air can stagnate.
Added to that, many sub-tropical countries in Central southern Africa are over 1000 m above sea level, so there is less humidity to add to the distressingly hot sun. In general people avoid direct sun, and seek out islands of shade, however small.
For me, the constant bright sun and. heat is sucking all my energy out of me, and ten minutes or so of exposure brings me to a feeble standstill, if out sbopping or hanging washing on the line. I almost never feel fresh and frisky. Do any others in mid-life or over feel the same?
Our chickens are distinctly droopy, with frizzled crests, pathetically open beaks, and have stopped laying or scratching around the dusty garden
Or am I conking out?