WHEN THE RAIN COMES…

 

The magic of a breaking drought is like no other.  The sound of rain on the roof brings relief and joy beyond measure to those who depend on this liquid gold.  When a good fall does come, it can bring out the strangest behaviour, occasionally resulting in grown adults rolling around in the mud!

Every year we depend on the rain to bring life back into the grasses, refresh the groundwater, and fill our dams.  The “wet” season, as we call it, is typically December to March.  Here at Kimberley, our average rainfall is 23 inches/year, mostly falling in the wet, with some in the middle of the year too if its a good year.

In 2015, Kimberley got only 10 inches for the year, resulting in some tough times for us.  Not to complain, because we were by no means the worst off compared to other parts of the country.  However, 2016 has brought high hopes and good spirits with a couple of beautiful storms rolling over us in the last week or so.

Now the grass is green…

Dams that were dry have filled…

The cattle are happy…

The horses are rolling in the mud…

And for now, our little corner of the world is good again.

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