Up bright and early once again on a Saturday morning - out in the yard mulching once again on a Saturday morning!!!! my offsider and I were hard at it by 7.30 this morning - we made another big garden bed and mulched it down, then we planted out 13 bushes and trees.
We placed a layer of this stuff - Soy Bean shells (and heaps of seed so I will probably get a soy bean crop from it! lol) and then a layer of rice straw. This is in an area where I can only get weeds to grow so it will now be filled with shrubs, geraniums and anything that is HARDY!!!
The weather was glorious when we first started - the sun was out but there was a cool breeze. By the time we finished at 11am it was getting quite hot!! I went into town to do a few jobs and then home again to continue watering.
Then at 5pm................ THIS!!!
I watched this Storm blow in and was wondering if it would rain over us. And it did. heaps of thunder! Huge drops of rain pelting down with a strong wind behind.
The gutters couldn't cope....
The wind was so strong and the rain was at such an angle that it was coming in the front door, which is 4 foot from the front of the verandah!!
I really thought it was going to hail by the size of the raindrops and the drop in the temperature.
Twenty minutes later it stopped and we got a whole 3ml in the rain gauge!!!!!!! Was sure it would be 10ml (half an inch). But very grateful for what we did receive.
We had an inch of rain earlier in the week, but there are still cracks in the ground - I don't think the ground has ever got back to what it was before the last drought.
Off out to tea tonight (oh goody no cooking for me) to celebrate the MOTH's birthday - they are useful sometimes!!!lol. Looking forward to a nice evening with some of our children and grand children!!
And I hope the drier areas receive some of these storms that are circling around the eastern states - I know it is really needed.