Heat Stress: Woodland Gardens and Modern Farmer

I've been spending a great deal of my spare time on farms these past few weeks. And while the weather has been cool, it hasn't been entirely pleasant. All around Georgia, summer is wrapping its hot and wet blanket around us. 

Recently, I began working on my High Low Tide manuscript from the relative peace of the loft in the shed in my backyard. It may sound like an idyllic space, but, be assured, it is uncooled and therefore a goddamn sweatbox. Both farms and my personal "office" reminded me of a story I wrote for Modern Farmer about how farmworkers deal with intense temperatures during the busy summer season. 

In short, stay cool, work hard, and check out these photos: