40 mls and still showery

We’ve had a very dry winter which makes feeding out and doing off-season maintenance easier.

But we needed soil moisture for spring growth and were beginning to wonder if we’d have to start irrigating early.

Then we got yesterday’s forecast for heavy rain and started worrying we’d get too much at once.

However, nature was in a kind mood and delivered 40mls of rain from yesterday afternoon until this morning and did it gently enough to allow it to soak in.

It’s still showery which isn’t ideal for calving which is now under way – the milk tanker did its first pick up on Friday.

But better some gentle rain now than drought going into spring.

3 Responses to 40 mls and still showery

  1. Bulaman says:

    Pushing 70mm here and stream criossing on driveway is now up to bonnet on truck.. It can stop any time it likes!

  2. homepaddock says:

    Hmm, Bulaman, I think my post was premature. We never say too much rain in North Otago but we could say enough for now.

  3. Gravedodger says:

    Over 150mm here and still falling.
    Only 2.5mm in th Amuri at midday.
    Can stop now.

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