Thursday, 28 August 2014
Just like that, spring has sprung. The trees are blossoming everywhere.
We've had a tonne of rain this past week. Flood rain actually. I was just talking about our first rain in months and then, well, it came teaming down. It seems it's either a feast or famine with rain here.
Several of our roads were cut off, although fortunately, it was just a minor flood so I can see no major damage done. The water has already gone down.
I'm super grateful to have our water tanks overflowing with water (such a welcome sight when they were bone dry just a few weeks ago) and the grass is already greening up.
The only place I haven't had a good look is the veggie garden. To be honest, I'm a little scared to see how it fared. Those prolonged heavy downpours can tend to do some damage. In previous flood rains we've lost quite a lot of topsoil and plants, so I've been a little worried about what I might find out there.
In the small sneak peak I did have it appeared the slugs have been having a field day with my Asian greens and lettuces. Apparently flood rains mean party time for the slugs. I fear the bean and pea seeds I'd just planted didn't go so well in the heavy downpours either.
Time will tell though, I guess. Even if we did lose a bunch of stuff, it feels like a small trade off for the water that everything has been so desperately craving.
A pretty good start to spring really. Nope, can't complain.