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Of Drought

18th June 2008

G’Day Mob,

A drought doesn’t just spring up one day and say “Here I am”. It is not a natural disaster that is sudden and spectacular, but rather it is a slow and insidious decline. Nor does a drought end with the coming of rain. Rain may bring relief but it does not necessarily expel the demons of an extended dry spell. Continue reading

Cabin Fever

Rambling right along…

30th June 2007

G’Day Mob,

It is still bloody raining.

OK, the first day of rain is exciting – I get a day off, and get to do not a lot by the fire. The second day we appreciate the rain but the bookwork is up to date and we are getting a bit restless. By day three Cabin Fever has set in. The novelty of being stuck in wet weather is wearing off. We can’t walk anywhere, can’t ride anywhere, can’t drive anywhere, can’t do the shopping, can’t shoot a pig, can’t get to the mailbox, can’t get to the pub, can’t get to hockey training, can’t dry the clothes and the home brew wont brew. Pep snoozes by the fire, Bonnie and Clyde cuddle up together, Wag and Jean appreciate the back of their kennels and Bo sits in the rain. The horses crowd into the stable, the cows plod through the mud and Brian only wants to play Scabble ‘cause he gets a flogging in Trivial Pursuit. Continue reading