It’s raining, it’s pouring …

Just a week ago I mentioned that we were nearly at the end of the seventh month but had had only six inches (about 150mms) of rain. That’s less than a third of our annual 20 inch average.

We had about an inch and a half (40mms) in the next couple of days and it continued drizzling off and on until yesterday when it started raining properly. We had another inch (24mms) overnight and as it’s been pouring all day we’ll have had at least that much again.

Irrigation means the water table is higher than it used to be so we’re getting more run off. Calving is underway, the paddocks are soggy and the tracks are muddy.

We don’t usually say we’ve had too much rain here, but we’ve definitely had enough for now.

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