Thursday, May 12, 2005


If your area of the world is currently drought-declared, you might want to skip this post.

It's raining here today:

We've had showers, off and on, since the 2nd of May. I've been keeping a record for Dad. The weather is always a topic of conversation with him, though for farm-planning reasons rather than chitchat. He needs to estimate whether there'll be enough grass to get the cattle through the coming dry season. If we don't get enough rain now, he'll sell some cows or calves, and to get the best prices he needs to sell before every other local farmer does the same thing.

Here's the rain-score so far: 176mm between 02 May and 9am this morning. Which is good. Not fantastic, but much better than most people are getting. We're lucky again.

Rain is falling from the sky, and the grass is growing (and looks just like a stormy green sea):