With sunny skies and temperatures in the 90s, why not slow down and relax? That is, of course, unless you have to work.
At golf courses across the region the grass still needs to be cut, despite the fact that most players think twice before venturing out to make a putt.
"It's been a little slow today," said Ernie Crowell of Carter Golf Course. "A few members are out. Probably around 3 or 4 o'clock they start coming out. When it cools down a little bit."
Crowell has been mowing the fairways at the Carter Course in Lebanon, N.H., for the past six years, rain or shine.
"If I wear shorts I will burn even with the sunscreen," he said. "On days like this you burn pretty good. You don't need that."
He's taking the heat in stride and offers a little advice to those not familiar with high Fahrenheit.
"Stay hydrated; sunscreen. Go slow and steady. If you feel queasy or anything, pull over, have more water and just relax," Crowell said.
Speaking of water, it's not just humans who need it to beat the heat. The irrigation guns have been working overtime at the Edgewater Farm in Plainfield.
"We've had to fire them up the last couple of days. It is 90 degrees today, so we have got to cool the berries down somehow," said Raymond Sprague of the Edgewater Farm.
Berry crops are susceptible to warm weather. Other crops, on the other hand, thrive when the temperatures are high.
"It is actually really good for the vine crops. They are growing really well. They are putting on a lot of size in this weather," Sprague said.
As for the workers here, at midday they are taking an extra-long break from the sun.
"We been trying to get the fruit off early in the morning, we've been getting an early start. Then today, we're taking a longer break cooling out man. Then we will go back to weeding in the afternoon," Sprague said.
Reporter Adam Sullivan: How is it today working?
Zack Colby/Colby Masonry: Hot, it's hot. We are getting the shade today, so we are pretty lucky.
Colby is building a sidewalk. On a day like this one, you could probably fry on egg on it. But he's used to it.
"Stay hydrated, that's all; keep drinking. Try to stay in the shade; sun block," Colby advised.
And looking forward to the end of the work day helps pass the time.
"Going to the lake tonight, that's the plan," Colby said.
Like a lot of others who didn't have to work in the heat.
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