Hey everyone! Jennifer, Yasmine’s assistant, here with a blog post for you again.

During the course of the summer Yasmine and I tend to compare things like temps and rain fall levels for our different areas of the country. So I thought why not tell you all about what it is like to live in Texas during the summer.

Over the course of my life I’ve lived in several different parts of Texas.  With a state as big as this one each region is varied quite a bit. I’m going to focus more on the region I live in currently which is considered the North Texas area for the purpose of this blog post.

My area like all of the state gets very hot in the summer. It isn’t unusual for our temps to reach the triple digits during summer, which we haven’t done this year yet.  August is usually our hottest month so that could change.  Drought is something we see most years as well, and we’ve been very lucky to have a fairly wet summer this year compared to previous years.

Due to all of this we, and everyone we know, find summer activities we can either do inside where the air conditioning is, or in the hours where it is cooler outside. About the only things I know my family will do during the hottest parts of the day outside are either at the pool, lake, or water park.  We also don’t take our dogs out during the hottest parts of the day because if we don’t want to be out then they don’t need to be either.  If we barbecue or grill out we try to do it during the cooler evening hours rather than during the hotter part of the day.

I like to use my popsicle molds to make frozen treats for my family to enjoy.  I also have some molds to make dog/cat pops for my furbabies to get a nice cold treat too.

So this is a little bit about what it is like for me and my family in Texas. Tell me what is like in your area during the summer months and what do you and your family like to do to avoid the heat.

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  1. Kimberly Bailey

    Hi Jennifer,
    Like you I’m in Texas. I’m in Central Texas near Fort. Hood. During the day we try to get things done early in the am at the farm, (outside of Temple) fill up the kiddie pools (2) and the small tank. 50 gal. It’s been in the mid to high 90’s as of late.
    We enjoy traveling to the you pick farms

    • We’ve been in the mid to high 90’s here as well lately. We are just outside of DFW, but I grew up in Houston. I have also lived in the north central and panhandle areas of Texas as well.

      I wish we had more you pick farms near me because I think my kiddo would enjoy going to one of those.

  2. You are such a strong lady! That kind of heat would kill me. I love the idea of frozen treats for the babies. What are they made of?
    Thank you for sharing!
    And all you do to keep us updated & in line

    • I use meat, fruit, and veggie baby food (carefully checked to make sure it doesn’t have something they can’t have) that I mix that with organic canned pumpkin and homemade chicken broth. I pour that mixture in the popsicle molds, add a treat like a chew stick, and freeze over night. To get them out I do them like I do the kiddo’s pops and use a little warm water to get them loose. The chews are good for me to hold them for them, or we just put them in bowls and let them have at it. 🙂

  3. Our heat index has been in the triple digits for weeks now in Northeastern Kansas. My daughter and I are using the inside time to purge and deep clean the house. Doing one special thing in each room to shake things up a little since our moving plans were put on hold for some time. We have cool gel mats out for all the furbabies and ice in the water dishes…lol I have been searching for more cool, hydrating foods this year as the hubby works out in the heat, sometimes hours in sleeves and gloves. Waiting for the garden to start producing is my only other project at the moment….lol

  4. I’m from south Texas so hot is what I’m used to. It’s definitely been triple digits and DRY! I can’t keep enough water in my plants! This is par for the course down here though and often doesn’t relent until well into fall. I’ve even had Christmas vacations swimming at the beach! I love my Texas weather though, and I can’t thing of anywhere else I’d rather be!

  5. I’m on the Ct shoreline. Our summers have a tendency to be very humid…80-90%. The heat is wise in July/August, usually high 80s/90s. We have gotten short heat waves of lower 100s, but nothing like Texas. Long Island Sound is close & usually weakens the worst of summer weather & cools us 5 degrees or so from Inland Ct.

  6. I am in Southwest Virginia and our summers seem to bounce around like crazy. Its nice and just warm one week then the next (like now) we are in the high 80s-low 90s with feel like temps of 97+ Add to the fact that right now we don’t have a heat pump so its awful. lol I am more of an autumn weather fan. The only good thing about summer is being able to soak in the pool at night.

  7. yes Texas is real HOT I lived in Ralls Texas when I was little on a farm and we stayed there until my dad got very sick and we had to move to Oklahoma to be by the VA Hospital. But I really miss it. it gets hot in OK but it’s a different kind of heat

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