Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Winter Storms...

Well I've seen some pictures of some properties in Northland hit by the storm last week, which we in the South Island never got touched by... but this 2nd storm is collecting the entire country by the looks of it. We've had over 10 hrs of non stop rain so far and this is the most water I've seen lying around here in the 8 yrs I've lived in the Valley!

The goats are cut off from their kennels so they're tucked up in the implement shed with the horses! All are feeding their faces with hay :)

Thankfully we are super fast draining but of course that does rely on the rain stopping sometime! Looks like another rainy day tomorrow too. Poor little lambs and calves popping out in this weather, not only miserable for the animals but for the poor farmers too!

Just this second had the neighbours pull in to pick up their dog (we babysit her a couple of times a week for company for her) and the State Highway out to us is going to get blocked off any minute! State Highway 1 to Picton is already shut.... That's certainly a first since I've lived here, and the rain is supposed to continue all of tonight at this intensity too!!!

Must confess I do like floods and as you can see from the photo we're high enough to not have to worry about it hehehe.

So hope everyone is staying safe and warm if not dry, and for those of you on the other side of the world hope your Summer is being good to you!

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