28 November 2010

The Big Wet.

We've had 120ml of rain since Wednesday night.
I think the drought we've been living in for the last ten years has broken.

We've had enough now, thanks!
More than enough!

This is the farm stall where we sell our fruit, veg and eggs.

This is the farm shop car park.

This is the shop garden that Bren ploughed up last week in preparation for the new season's planting.

This is The Short Creek Paddock, again freshly ploughed.
And the tyre swing.

This was the driveway into our place.
This morning all our guests had to leave their cars on this side and wade their way across.

This is Farmer Bren checking to see where his beloved top soil has been washed away to.

This is our new waterfall.
Muskvalley Falls has a nice ring to it.

Certified organic trout?? Rice??

This is where I stood to photograph the flood waters and almost got knocked over by the current.

This is where I left my car at the bottom of our hill, afraid to drive any further.

And this is my Farmer Boy going to check out the damage, trying his hardest to remain optimistic despite the fact that more rain is forecast this week and we probably won't be able to plant a vegie crop this year.

Bring on Summer, I say.

16 comments:

farmdoc said...

And then summer will come, and it won't rain for weeks, and you wonder if it'll ever rain again.
Unfortunately Mother Nature has no concern for human sensibility.
Chins up, darling ones. There are problems that are preventable, and problems that aren't. (Though as someone who's devastated by the effects of a gale in mid September, I should listen to my own wisdom.)
xxxxx

ronnie said...

phworrrrrrr! I know this is very naughty to say - but I'M JEALOUS!

we've had SOME rain (2 huge events in feb/mar this year which basically signalled what we hope is the end of the hideous drought conditions) but NOTHING like what you guys have been getting again...and again....and again!

soooo if you'd like to send up your unwanted bits - we're happy to accept it here! hee hee hee

Sherri B. said...

Isn't this the second time this has happened? I seem to remember feeling so bad for you before..we've been through the flood thing and it is very strange and can be dangerous when you don't think it is...stay safe.

pen said...

holy crapola
never rains but........
don't you just hate that saying?!
hope the top soil doesn't leave the property and the moisture goes where it should and you have bumper crops for years to come after this soaking

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh My goodness!!!
How awful!!
Thinking of you both big time.
And hoping you will be able to plant the crop for next year xo

ZippyZippy said...

Holy Torledo Batman!
Thats a lot of water AGAIN.
I will do a little "no more rain" dance for you.

Leonie Guld said...

No Veggie...NO VEGGIES...will you be working at the PUB?!!!!!

Tim Graham said...

maybe you can hire yourselves out as soil improvement consultants for home veggie gardeners. I know plenty of people complaining about their soil lately.

ange_moore said...

Bugger! Hope the topsoil is still there for you to grow something eventually. Maybe rice would be a go-er in all that water?

Stay dry and know that we're all thinking of you.

daybookexchange.com said...

I'm getting a little over it too! My tomatoes are just slumping in the soil like a sulky teenager. A little bit of sun is needed desperately to give the summer crop a kick start. I pray you didn't loose too much good soil with the big wash! I'm feelin for you! xo

daybookexchange.com said...

I'm getting a little over it too! My tomatoes are just slumping in the soil like a sulky teenager. A little bit of sun is needed desperately to give the summer crop a kick start. I pray you didn't loose too much good soil with the big wash! I'm feelin for you! xo

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Wow that is a lot of water! I hope things improve

Little Ted Canvas said...

That's just incredible, I'm so sorry about all that hard work being washed away! Thinking of you & your optimistic farmer..

manda said...

:-( oh no oh no.living close to the earth and from the earth is both wonderful and at times heartbreaking isnt it. i feel what you guys must be going through. we are also under water, have trees broken by wild winds, but didnt have paddocks ready to plant vegies :-( big hugs to you and bren. organic rice sounds like a great idea to naive me. xo

Michelle said...

What a blow Kate! Sorry to hear this.

Hope the weather plays nice for you over the next few months.

xx

Megan.K. said...

This must be so devastating for you all Kate.
I'm always have such admiration for farmers living off the land - especially organic - truly heartbreaking to see your hard work go under like this.
I do hope something positive comes through for you.
x