Tuesday, 3 February 2015

before, during and after..........

Horse Paddock Dam...........
TA DA.......last week the dam filled in a storm............
so just to remind you........
before it got dug out in December............
Once the holes became one...............
This is what it looks like now...............and the water to the left goes up another couple hundred metres into a natural wetland getting narrower as it goes.............
Last week we got 57mls of rain in one day..............
our neighbour where this water runs from got 80mls............
Lets hope it looks like this for some time to come.............nice and full and because the dirt got dumped in a gap it made a new wall on one part so we can actually hold another couple of foot of water.............the tree you can see just off centre in the water is normally out of the water.............
still got one more dam to fill but the storm did fill a few more too.........and topped up my house dam which is wonderful..............
Catch you later
Chookyblue

32 comments:

  1. What a lovely sight to see all that water, Chooky.

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  2. YEAH! Rain! Keep it coming and fill all those dams!

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  3. Hooray for rain! A dam or lake full of water is such a satisfying sight, especially when you are relying on it. Ballarat was so drought-stricken about 6 years ago that we were on very heavy water restrictions and Lake Wendouree near our place - 6 k around and so picturesque - was so dry you could (and we did) walk across it. Lovely to chat last night, Chooky - thank you!

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  4. So pleased to see some area receive rain for the first time in such a long time. I love when I am travelling and see what were empty dams the last time I travelled through full to the top - a nice feeling to know someone has had life changing rain!! One of the best scenes for a farmer would be to see their damns filling up!

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  5. Such good news to here that you got some rain. Usually its all coastal.

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  6. Oh wow! Full dams are the best!!! xxx

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  7. Oh that's awesome news my friend ,wow that's a lot of rain,hope you get lots more,so glad your house dam is full as well ,you would feel like singing in the rain,lol.xx

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  8. That is the best dam news you have posted in a while. ;-)

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  9. WooHoo... I can slow down my dancing and unfurl my toes at least. I'l keep my fingers xx though...lol

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  10. That looks very promising. A lovely sight-- to see a filled dam.

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  11. Oh how wonderful; it looks almost like a lake now ;)! I do hope the rains keeps coming.

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  12. Wooo Hooo! Celebration time!

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  13. Just as I'd hoped. How lovely!

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  14. It amazes me just how quickly things change is this country of ours. We are very fortunate that the ground responds the way it does. But it's heart breaking to watch it dry out. Love the sound of rain on the roof.

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  15. What a happy sight. Looking pretty green here.

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  16. How wonderful.... At last some water, great news and such a big dam filled, just great

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  17. How wonderful...worth all the expense of getting the digger in and making it larger...how fantastic to see all that water!

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  18. Yay! Always good to see a dam with water...hope you get some more to keep it topped up...

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  19. Dear Chooky,
    this sounds and looks great. Everything is bigger in Australia.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  20. Thats "bloody terrific". Am I aloud to say that on the blog... oh well just did....No wonder you said check the blog. That could have been worth a phone call.

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  21. Congratulations I am pleased for you. I used to live on 25 acres north west of Sydney and it was hot hot hot and dry, a bit of a battle to keep the garden green and we weren't trying to make a living out of it. We moved to the southern highlands for the cool. We've had a lot of nuisance rain, sad to say that but it just muzzles all the time, holding up garden construction and not much use really. Before Christmas we had enormous amounts of rain, after a very dry year, the weather is weird. However I am glad you got a nice dump of rain and started filling your dams.

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  22. thats a wonderful sight...
    Hugz

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  23. Yay for rain! And yay for big dams with water in them!, xx

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  24. It has been a great rainy start, may the wet stuff continue to fall periodically this year :) Great timing for you :)
    Is there a more beautiful sight?

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  25. this is fantastic! gosh a little different to this time last year

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