Thursday, 27 March 2014

the best news............

The view outside my window all day yesterday.....yep that is rain drops on the window..........and I heard it raining during the night...............but what a surprise I got this morning when we had 46mms on the rain guage...............with 2 mms yesterday morning and 10mms on Monday morning what a week..............Tuesday we missed out..............storms went either side of us............some got big falls but we didn't get even a spit...............
the biggest fall of rain for over 2 years............can't tell you when we had a week like this last..........but it makes you feel so good........especially when the falls start to add together.............
Oh happy days..............
the best news is we have had a decent fall at one of the properties that has been missing out.............
we have stopped feeding the ewes as we were running out of feed.............we swapped them paddocks to give them a fresh paddock to pick in..........still feeding the lambs but hanging out trying to work out what to do what we were going to get for feed.....were we going to get a decent fall...........we had some green but you would call a green drought.............looks good but nothing really there.............and it had started to go blue again dying.........
The cows here hadn't been fed hay for about 10 days either............
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The clouds are still hanging around this morning so maybe a chance of a little more.............we have some water running into some dams but a quick inch or 2 would run some water around now and put some water into some of the dams that are still empty...........
Update on the poddy calves............
I went away for a few days late last week and came home to a new baby.............
the one at the top of the photo..........he is a big calf.....very new but big.........long legs too......much bigger then Mini who we have had for about 6 weeks.............so I weaned a couple of others to lower the numbers and I had thought maybe a week or so to go and I would have been on the tail end of feeding poddies but now I will be on the job for another 6-8 weeks atleast..............yippee.............
Then on Tuesday they brought this one home........a few weeks older then the new one.........he has pink eye on both eyes so can't see.......he was struggling in the paddock......so home he as come...........the boys had caught him here to put medication in his eyes and we gave him a bottle of milk and he scoffed it down............so hopefully tomorrow we will try and get him onto the calf  feeder like the others...........
with dome deaths etc I think we have 18 at the moment now..........
Hope you got some rain at your place if you needed it.............I know this rain event has been pretty wide spread.........but some were still missing out........hopefully your turn will come very soon.....
I still have to do the posts from GDITC but a lot has been happening here and I just have not had a chance to get to it..............but it will happen..........and I will get around to everyone's blogs too.............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

55 comments:

  1. That is fantastic news Chooky...I'm so happy for you all up there. We had a little rain over night here, but not a lot.

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  2. Chooky so pleased for you here's hoping it just keeps comping down. Gorgeous babies.

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  3. When I read the blog post title I thought "oh, I hope it rained!" Was so happy to read that it had and more than just enough to settle the dust! Hope you get some more.

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  4. I have been waiting to hear this news from you. So glad it has finally started to rain. Hope it relieves a little of the stress of running your property.

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  6. woohoo - and we have rain today too.I went outside and put my ear to the tank so I could here it running in !

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  7. Hooray!
    May it keep coming.

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  8. just fantastic to see your rain... we arehaving some now too.... just so good to see the little blades of green grass coming through...
    Hugz

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  9. Good news. I've been hoping you were getting rain. Hugs, xx

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  10. I'm so pleased for you and the others in your area.
    Rain... beautiful rain... keep it coming too! :)

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  11. So glad for rain today...I was walking around talking to the plants at school celebrating wet leaves.

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  12. Fantastic news Chooky; fingers crossed it doesn't stop for a while xx

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  13. Finally! Hope it keeps coming.

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  14. Happy dance! Happy dance! I'm pleased to say that you received more than us this time. Doesn't it just make you feel better seeing wet green grass, even though it still has to do some growing. Bring it on.

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  15. I am so pleased to hear your news about the rain, Chooky. I am hoping there is another inch or so for you soon... so nice to see your green photo!! Interesting you talked about a green drought, that is what is happening with us at the moment so we are looking for the odd inch or so as well. Hope all your calves do well and that Pink Eye clears up.

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  16. Wonderful news, hoping you get a little more.

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  17. Fabulous for you to hear and see the rain... its amazing how quickly it greens up.. We had a bit too and DH has cleaned out the gutters ready to connect to the tanks after a bit more rain...
    cute babies and a bit more work...

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  18. I've been wondering if the rain was happening for you too - we are having bucket loads...haventeard any complaints yet - even for us city clickers.
    Whooppee for you!

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  19. Woohoo, that's the best news from Oz in a long time! Keep that rain coming, having your dams filling would make it even better! Bet you can't stop grinning....?

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  20. Its so good to feel the happy vibes coming through from you Chooky. I just love rain .

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  21. So very happy for you Chooky. Hugs.....

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  22. Yay for rain. hopefully some good follow up will come as well.

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  23. So glad your getting this rain too.... Let's hope it hangs around all weekend :)

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  24. Good to hear, and hope there is a follow up rain for you too. Still waiting for a decent rain here, had little yesterday, bit in the tank, but bit early for the farms here yet.

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  25. wonderful news....and cute babies!

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  26. Woohoo!!! ... us too!!! :o)

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  27. Wonderful news. Hope you get heaps more.

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  28. Wonderful news Chooky hope some more heads your way xx

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  29. We are getting heaps as well...happy for you...

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  30. Loving that Green Colour Girlfriend.....So happy for you xx

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  31. While I am desperate for rain at my house (over 100days without it now) I have been even more keen for areas like yours to get it - YAY it happened! Here's hoping some more steady falls will come down for you in the coming months Chooky... x

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  32. I'm so glad you've had just even this little bit. Makes you believe that the sky can still rain!
    With all the rain happening in Brisbane and Gold Coast I hope it trickles down to you.

    Cheers - Joolz xx

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  35. hi ...i am Happy for you,a bit of rain, wish you a good Time hugs Christin

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  36. It's so good to see pictures of rain on your blog. I wouldn't normally say this, but I wish you more, not too much, but enough. ((hugs)) It's been a hard road, but you are on a better stretch now. xx

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  37. Yay!! What is that strange green colour?? Lol

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  38. Fantastic news , glad you are finally getting rain.

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  39. Yeh, finally a little bit of rain......

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  40. Hooray at last, hopefully it will hang around a bit

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  41. YAY for rain!!! Here's hoping to lots and lots more!!! xxx

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  42. I had my fingers crossed for you. Let's hope it continues x

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  43. I've been thinking of you with the rain we've been getting. It's pouring here again tonight, good soaking down pour, I hope you're getting some in your neck of the woods.

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  44. Finally!!! Yay for the rain. I hope it continues to be a good season for you a nd your farmer friends

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  45. Finally!!! Yay for the rain. I hope it continues to be a good season for you a nd your farmer friends

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  46. so, so happy to hear about the rain! Hopefully there will be more to come. We're still waiting for spring to arrive - my car and the street were covered with ice pellets this morning. Mother Nature is doing drugs, I think.

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  47. Woohoo!!! Praise the LORD!!! ... Such FABULOUS news Chooky!!! Hopefully this is only the beginning - or at least enough to get you through until the next rain season!!

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