Of draughts and flooding rains….

Floods are always an interesting time on the farm. All of our buildings are set up high so not effected by the flood water, but we do get cut off. The creek levels rise and the first bridge to go under is on Watagan Creek Road, then the bridge at our front entrance in next.

March 2022. Watching and waiting. Will the bridge go under?

Living on a farm means that we are generally very self sufficient and the pantry is always well stocked. Weather forecasts give us plenty of warning so after we’ve notified our guest, we do a quick run into town and top up with extra supplies. After that we just have to wait. The longest time we’ve been cut off is 6 days.

Yes it did.

I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror- the wide brown land for me! Dorothea MacKellar

Water views from the shed. 😳. Our driveway is under there somewhere.
Can’t even get to the letterbox!

Rain is always welcome on the farm, however this much rain wreaks havoc with the garden. The tomatoes are bursting on the vine and most of the other vegetables are not happy about being water logged. Also some dubious looking mushrooms have started to pop up!

So with no work in the garden , and no riding the horses, I retreat into the kitchen to do some cooking.

This was all I could salvage from the garden, so pasta sauce it it!

Roma tomatoes and purple basil.

It might be wet and soggy but it’s still beautiful!

Stay safe and dry friends.

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