|A widening chasm was developing where the|
water enters the dam
|Stones / rocks will hopefully prevent the chasm|
getting any worse...
All we need now is some rain to fill the dam again.
Our 7 X 5 000lt rain water tanks are completely empty...
|That looks like the bentonite layer peeping|
through on the lower left hand edge of the
|The leaves of the trees are all curling|
up in an effort to try and conserve water
...and the local rivers and streams are drying up...
|This weed inside|
the duck enclosure
(under a shadecloth
"roof") is not a happy
We are desperate for some manna from heaven.
|Our weather report for the next 9 days|
Taking into account that our rainfall for the past winter and summer months was, and is, well below average, I am very grateful that we are not having to financially support ourselves on what we grow as other (commercial) farmers have to.
Thankfully, our municipal supplied water is keeping our summer veggies alive.
Just. (I shudder to think what our water bill is going to be this month...) I have to store up whatever I can harvest to get us through the upcoming winter.
|My strawberries have taken some serious|
The rain is critical to planting, and successfully growing the oats for the alpaca fodder.
So - anyone care for a dance...?