Farmers are always accused of complaining about the weather. Let me explain why.
A couple of weeks ago, we got a beautiful 18mm. It fell over a few days – in fact I think we had about five or six days straight where if we didn’t get falls of five or so millimetres, we certainly had two or three. It’s just the best start we could have asked for. Slow and steady, constant. And this photo above, made us glow with pleasure.
Since that rain, we’ve had 25 plus degree days AND strong winds. All this is very drying.
And now the country looks like this:
It’s quite horrible watching a beautiful germination of clover and good feed die. Obviously that seed won’t germinate and it hasn’t had a chance to go through it’s full life cycle to production another seed. It’s what’s called a ‘false break’ (when rain doesn’t follow up).
BUT, I always try to find beauty in everything and early mornings is one of the best times to find it!
Do you agree?
On Monday, I went to help the boss draft up and shift some sheep… If only Funniest Home Videos were there. After I put this mob of ewes (below) back in their paddock, ready for lambing…
I decided to get my foot stuck down a pothole, as I was running after another small mob, roll about three times and bugger my ankle.
There was NOTHING graceful about my roll – it was more of a sprawl, thump, thud, ugh, WAIL, type of accident.
On the bright side – more time for writing EMERALD BLUFF, coz I’m gonna be off my feet for a little while!
**All these photos were taken on my phone, hence why they are a little blurry.