"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

God is in the detail...

"Red sky at night, shepherd delight,
 Red sky at morning, shepherd's warning..."

Or so the saying goes.

However, this was our sunset on Monday night...
and this...
... and this was the whole of yesterday...
Reckon some farmers may have been caught out...

Even though our gutters and rain water storage tanks have not been installed on the farm yet, the rain is very welcome :)


  1. Can you send some of that moisture half way around the world. We need a bit here. Make sure it comes in the form of rain and not snow! Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your pictures are worth a thousand words. I'm happy you got some much needed rain. And, yes, God is in the details :)

  3. Jane - Yup - especially as we live in a winter rainfall area :)

    John - I'll swop you :)

    Mrs Mac - I agree - that's why I kept my words to a minimum LOL

  4. tffn - Thanks - but couldn't have taken them without help ;)

  5. Oh wow - that middle photo is stunning! It rained heavily all last night - almost enough to fill the 1500L tank we just installed in our back garden.

  6. garden girl - Yeah - was raining o hard here that it woke RMan - and that's no mean feat LOL

  7. Overnight we got as much rain, as in the whole month of September!

  8. Fantastic sunset. I never did understand the red sky stuff, but rain is almost always welcome. :)

  9. Diana - That's terrific. Hope you have rain water storage?

    Leigh - Nope, me neither LOL think it had something to do with snow type weather...

  10. Dani - what beautiful photos - what beautiful rain. Emily

  11. Emily - Thank you. It was wonderful rain too :)


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