Saturday, January 02, 2010

It's official, we're having a drought.
Since I got back from Scotland in October it has barely rained at all. Hardly a drop.
It's usually lush and green up here all year round. Even last summer when it was very hot we did have rain sometimes so there was always green around the place. This year there is almost no green. In fact it''s getting browner by the day. I heard today that it's expected to be like this for another three months!
We are lucky in that we understocked this year. We only have 11 steers ( well Aoife is a girl) and they're just weaners so still small. Technically speaking we have room for 21. The 'swamp' field hasn't been grazed for months so is actually in really good nick. We're hoping it will last the wee things all summer as it's not growing anywhere else! We are also lucky in that we can use the river for water as most of our friends have had to buy in a while ago.We can even irrigate the veggies!

Anyway, this evening we went for a wee drive around to take some photographs of the fields.


As summers go it's actually glorious ~ it's like a never ending holiday ( except we have to go to work!) It's too hot to do much in the garden though, so for the last couple of days we've been reading a lot and I've been in the spa! We're both looking very tanned.


  1. Having grown up in California in the dry yars I know its hard to deal with and see the changes in the land.

  2. I think we've been having all your rain in Melbourne this summer. This is the first time in I don't know how long that Melbourne is lush and green at this time of year instead of brown and parched. Ha, I probably just jinxed myself, didn't I?!

  3. Despite it being dry, your landscape photos look beautiful to me Laura.


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