August 10, 2010 at 5:26 am #252883kerriebMember
Is it just me or is it really the dreariest grey drizzly winter we’ve had for years in Victoria?
It seems like almost all the last two months have overcast and drizzly. I don’t care if it’s cold I just want the sun to come out so I can either put a coat on and enjoy the garden or sit in front of of a sunny window with a book. I haven’t even had the heart to kick the kids outside much.August 10, 2010 at 5:45 am #473115busylizzieParticipant
Seems like it Kerrie, if its not raining, its windy, if its not windy its bloody cold, its so wet under foot here, that you can see where you have walked across the lawn and the cows are leaving big holes when they do their little run around the paddocks. Even when the sun comes out its still cold. Ive got out abit in the garden over the last few days to do some weeding, but now its pouring again. 😐 But then I suppose thats Winter in Victoria. 🙂August 10, 2010 at 6:12 am #473116porgeyMember
I love it. All the rain is filling the water tanks, the garden is green & lush and most importantly the ground water is getting a recharge. Its a proper old fashioned winter. Yeah it does get bloody cold and I hate the wind. But an extra blanket & jumper as well as the winter beanie & lots of cuddles keeps the bones warm. Just remember in 6 months time it will be 40 degrees plus and the summer crowds will be driving you all up the wall. Cheers porgey.August 10, 2010 at 6:23 am #473117farmchooksMember
Lucky you is all I can say. It is the driest Winter I can remember. Just like spring here, nice sunny days of 22 deg. Unfortunately the tanks are dry, the bores are drying up, the crops are withering and I have had to water the vege garden all through winter.
Please send some our way 🙂August 10, 2010 at 7:27 am #473118MuzzyMember
Driest here in a long while we have had 150.5mm for the year to date. :rip:August 10, 2010 at 7:47 am #473119farmchooksMember
141.6mls here to date, over 200mls down for the year 🙁August 10, 2010 at 7:48 am #473120AnjaMember
It does seem that way, but this is a proper winter, the way I remember!! I think we’ve been spoiled by too many mild and dry winters during the last few years. I’m pretty over it now, especially after having 3 LOVELY days over the weekend, but not long to go now…hopefully!!!August 10, 2010 at 8:01 am #473121libran50Member
Today it is very bleak in NE Vic and tomorrow too. But we have had our usual number of glorious sunny days or so it seems to me. They have been interspersed with some heavy rainfall events.:clap:
The grey Winters south of the divide was one of the things that spurred me to move from Melbourne. However the Summers are very hot.
Hoping you get some sunshineAugust 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm #473122SonyaMember
Here on the Sunshine Coast we’ve had to put the solar hot water service booster switch on more than ever before because we’re just not getting the sun on the panel to heat our water enough.
Not many sunny days here this winter – which is unusual.
SonyaAugust 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm #473123SonyaMember
And… the glum weather here is affecting the region’s honey harvest too, we’re not getting that long stretch of fine weather for the bees to collect the honey, create excess and for beekeepers to harvest it.August 10, 2010 at 9:21 pm #473124kerriebMember
Not a lot of rain with it lots of grey days with 1-2 mm drizzle. I wouldn’t mind if it bucketed down. I think we are still below our average rainfall.
Passive heating doesn’t work well if the sun never comes out at all. A couple of days I’ve had to put a light on in the middle of the day to cook in a north facing kitchen its been so dull.August 10, 2010 at 9:35 pm #473125roogzMember
I’m loving it – its still below average rainfall but we had about twice as much in july as we have had for the last few years – so incomparison here its a bumper year- we have over a foot of grass in the paddock set aside for hay.
and still a good 4 inches in the one being grazed –
usually this time of year I am still feeding out hay and barley – this year I have over 300hundred bales still in storage.:lol:
I say every Autumn winter should be like this one wet but reasonably mild and not too windy – lambs are loving it :tup: oh and it helps that we can sit inside in front of the wood heater;)August 10, 2010 at 9:41 pm #473126shadowdancerMember
we have had nothing but rain rain rain here on the Central Coast of NSW. My yard looks like a swimming pool, with muddy bits here and there. BUT I have to say, it’s been the best year so far for rainfall. both our 1000L tanks have been full, a couple of times, and I have 240L drums everywhere, also full! So I think, come summer, I’ll have plenty of water for the garden, if it should survive all this rain! 😀 We have apparently, had more than our average rainfall for August, already!
Love the fire too roogz. So pleasant on a cold wet winters night 😀August 11, 2010 at 1:49 am #473127porgeyMember
Its funny how the rain fall differs. Here in Blairgowrie I have had full rain gauges (25 mm) a number of times in the last 6 weeks and expect another full one today. Arthurs seat and the higher land masses around here seem to act as cloud breakers(?) I hope it rains were ever you are. Have a warm one, cheers porgey.:DAugust 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm #473128maMember
It’s been raining nicely … but not one single bit of frost this entire winter. I miss the frost a bit (and thought last winter was bad, with just 3 occassions of slightly frozen weather).
Son thinks it’s time to eat snails (oh EEEEWWWW I reckon! But the snail season has been a bumper, and it turns out my cold-weather son rather likes a bit of a late-night snail hunt … silly me mentioned some people cook them up and eat them … SILLY SILLY me :rip: )
What surprised me was the large number of caterpillars … slugs and snails in the wet, yes, caterpillars? Not nearly cold enough.
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