June 6, 2009 at 6:37 am #248370
Okay, that’s enough rain for now thankyou, my chooks are developing web feet!June 6, 2009 at 7:11 am #414420
How do you reckon I feel, sharing a slightly leaky caravan with a large wet dog and two cats who are determined to implant muddy footprints on everything I own, a leaky house and having to queue at the local laundromat as every man and his dog dries their clothes … I suspect I am about to start sliding downhill… the only think keeping me here is the blast of music from the recreation ground where about 30 cars are parked for a party in the shed …:(June 6, 2009 at 7:50 am #414421
Welcome to my world ben……………..hilarious watching chooks do the scratch, scratch in mud, i have to put lots of hay in the nesting area so the eggs are not covered in mud.
I’m sure the ground will welcome the soaking:tup:June 6, 2009 at 7:55 am #414422
Yep it’s a real droughtbreaker this one – and more forecast until at least Thursday. Of course the last couple of days may translate into snow here as the temps are due to take a dive in a major way also…June 6, 2009 at 8:05 am #414423
Mmmm, bad time for me to be running out of wood… my wood fellow is not prompt on delivery and now of course he will get bogged if he goes into the bush :confused: Any southern Tasmanians know of a good reliable wood merchant that will deliver to my area?
But…. happiness is… a new pair of gumboots! 😀 I can now walk through all the boggy bits without mud oozing thru into my sock (my previous pair had developed numerous splits and holes).
Also, I put the waterproof trousers on today and sowed over 200 garlic bulbs (in the rain). And my broad beans are up! Am now roasting carrots, parsnips, garlic, rosemary and beetroot in the bakers oven… mm, mmm…. my house is leaking too, of course, but am happy to finally get the good rain. I expect I’ll be over it by Thursday though!
Water wings people, water wings!June 6, 2009 at 8:06 am #414424
THings get desperate i will drop off a ute load for you …June 6, 2009 at 8:41 am #414425
Wish Melbourne could have some more :p
We are still under 30% dam cappacity at the moment.June 6, 2009 at 8:46 am #414426
I agree. Can we please have a 3 week reprieve from the rain. At this rate we’ll never be able to put up the terraces that will be the vegie gardens. Had to cancel the bobcat for next weekend because it’s too wet and won’t dry even with a week of sunshine.
Once the wall is up it can rain all it wantsJune 6, 2009 at 10:06 am #414427
Thanks HBG :hug:June 6, 2009 at 10:12 am #414428
So it is overflowing already Mt Ben? Mine are all running down the drive way at present … Pity I have yet to plumb in the one I really want water in …:(June 6, 2009 at 10:21 am #414429
I agree with Mum2twins, measured our tank today and have about 3 weeks worth of water left, if we are careful, so send it over this way guys, we will gladly take it.:wave:June 6, 2009 at 9:36 pm #414430
Well the bad news is … there is a high chance of rain for the rest of the month according to the weatherzone site. So you might like to call you woodman and get your order in so it arrives some time before Christmas Goodlifer. In the mean time Mt Ben, I think you are going to have to train your chooks to swim:lol:
Me, I think I will see if there is a local handyman who can at least rig something from the shipping container to the tank (metal work defeats me every time).June 7, 2009 at 12:08 am #414431
HBG wash you mouth out:o (You’ve got plenty of water now so you can do it) Bad news indeed. The rain is wonderful:tup: Its great to see the chooks covered in mud rather than looking for somewhere to get out of the sun. The paddocks are green, the dams are full and overflowing which is filling Calverts Lagoon for the first time in many years, the tank is full so no more water trucks, some firewood is dry and some is wet ah its great to have a real dinkydi Tassie winter at last:tongue::tup::metal: If I wasn’t going away this week I’d come up rig that gutter and down pipe for you but alas Kangaroo Island beckons after 12 months of planning and hard saving.
Rain rain come again any day:metal:June 7, 2009 at 12:23 am #414432
You can send the rain up this way I still have cracks in the ground and the dam is near on empty, don’t listen to what “Blunder Bligh” says the drought is not over up here.June 7, 2009 at 12:28 am #414433
Have a great break Tassie, but don’t come back with swine flu like the building inspector did!!
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