Sunday, 31 March 2019

Rain.........

Wow what a contrast of weekends.......
Last weekend dust storms 38-39 deg temps
this weekend rain........real rain...........useful rain.........
I had heard it raining during the night but to finally get up and go to the rain gauge and find it almost full...........(its very old fashined and an old Fowler jar but then I tip it into a measure that I keep inside)..............to measure 83mm of rain.........water everywhere........OMG SO EXCITED
pretty sloppy feeding the calves........
the house dam is full and so are all the other ones I could get to..........
had to move the cows to some hay...........they still need to be fed.....along with everything else.........I had so much fun out in the mud checking everything.........clothes splattered with mud..........yippee
another full dam.........so windy yesterday..........
I was riding around on the bike with a jumper and coat on all day..........and got the big doona out last night...........snuggled up in bed was so good......
summer is gone and autumn is here........
the calves yards had water front views all day.............
but sadly the wind was so strong it was picking up dust in some paddocks yesterday afternoon............so I'm still not cleaning............
BUT hopefully this is the beginning of the end for the drought.............its gone on for way too long...........but as you can see we have have nothing on the ground so its got to start from scratch in many places.............
BUT its a start and restores hope to many.............
Catch you later.............
Chookyblue........





31 comments:

  1. I am so happy for you Chooky - at least you wont be buying water as well as feed for a while. I bet you had a ball playing in the mud.

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  2. Hope it soaks in and not floods so grass can grow.:)

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  3. Yipeeee ! At last , hope it's enough to grow some green fed !

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  4. Yay so glad you got some rain. Hugs, xx

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  5. look forward to next weeks post with a green tinge. Great to hear you finally got a good drop.

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  6. I am so pleased for you. It's been a long time arriving. Hope some follow up happens soon xx

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  7. Wow, what a difference indeed. So happy for you! And I'm keeping all my fingers crossed that this was only the beginning. xx

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  8. That is the best news. I was wondering how much you received.....the much wished for "Autumn Break". Here's hoping it is the start of many better seasons.....and you can get to clean :)

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  9. I am sooo happy that you got rain and lots of rain---
    luv, di

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  10. Hi Chooky!!!!!!!! I am soooooooo glad to find your beautiful blog again, my friend. I love rain too and I know how good is for the soil. Hugs, my dear friend.
    And: I finally managed to make my blog not to be no-reply! Wow!

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  11. That is fantastic news. I too hope that this is the end of the drought and normal watering continues.

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  12. Wow that is a lot of rain all at once, and to have full dams, how fantastic. So glad you have had such a decent break, just hope you get some more in the weeks to come so that the grass grows and grows and grows!

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  13. I'm so pleased for you all. I know it's not the end as often we can all be fooled - especially us city folks. Enjoy the mud!

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  14. Fantastic news...what a lovely sound...rain..

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  15. So glad some of the rain made it out your way. We've had way too much. That dust storm was epic!

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  16. soooo glad you finally got some rain....fingers crossed for some more in the coming days.

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  17. How refreshing it must have felt to see all that rain and muck! Happy for your livestock too.

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  18. You enjoy wallowing in the mud and puddles....we had some good rain here too...

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  19. I'm so glad to see al that water in the dams....

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  20. OMG you must have thought you were hallucinating Chooky! RAIN
    May it continue.
    x

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  21. Fingers crossed that you have reached the end of this bitter drought. Hugs!!

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  22. so glad for you in every situation...wonderful rain, new job, rejuvenation rest...

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  23. Yay so happy for you! Fingers crossed it now continues x

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