Thursday, December 9, 2010

Of Droughts and Flooding Rains...................

Don't you hate it when you check, double check and even triple check and you still get it wrong?
Or does that never happen to you?
I said I wasn't going to make any more Grumpy Bunnies, because, by the time I finished making them it felt like I had turned into one. But after the local art show, there were people asking for them, so I thought "why not?"

Oops slight interruption... don't you hate it when you are in the middle of a blog post and hubby calls out "there's a cow in the house yard.".. someone has left the gate open, grrrr.

Where was I? Oh yes, I decided to whip up some more grumpy bunnies and I did the 'right sides together' with the fabric and I thought I checked, but you guessed it! I hadn't checked properly.
Pin together to sew and guess what, yep, one is the wrong way round.
Please tell me, I am not the only one who does this.....
Don't you hate it when you get 5 inches of rain in little more than an hour , the garage floods the window in the bathroom develops a leak, the roads and bridges flood .
That's what happened yesterday, the above picture is the bottom paddock of our property the trees in the middle of the 'lake' are actually the far side of a dribble of water we call a creek!

This is the bridge over the creek, fortunately we don't need to travel this road.
The raging torrent did alot of damage to the road surface, tearing up huge chunks of bitumen.
Large plastic wrapped bales of silage were washed into the railings and bobbing there like giant
green marshmallows.
I think everyone was caught somewhat off guard, not expecting quite so much rain and damage.

Closeup of the same bridge.

Head down another nearby road and it's worse, pretty sure this house had water through it.
This bridge had just been widened this year, to allow trucks to cross it. The water washed away huge chunks of the road side.
The council were out early this morning, clearing trees off roads and working on the bridges. I can still hear the trucks driving along the roads as they try and repair the damage and it's 7.30pm!
We are surrounded by creeks, so until the above bridge is repaired we will have to detour through town and out the other side.

A little of what my yard looked like.... the rain flattened the Lavender and there was a river running through it, gardens flooded and the shrubbery is half the height it used to be....
Never mind, we haven't lost our livelihood, or the roof off our house, or had water through our house, so we are very thankful that only the garage was flooded.
The poor farmers can't take a trick. First it's drought lasting close to a decade in some parts, then the threat of locusts and now floods.

On a much happier note, may I present to you Dorothy and her little chick.

Mum and bub are doing well, she still has a few eggs under her, one of which has a chick in it, so fingers crossed for another little fluffy bundle, of adorable, cuteness.

Dorothy is taking her role of mum, very seriously and she won't let you near her bub, but it wanders around cheeping and I have to keep going out there and checking to make sure that all is OK......

Well, another week almost finished. I am heading away for the weekend to a family get together which should be alot of fun.

I hope your week has been a good one, wherever you are.
If not, don't forget to count your blessings because you will very quickly realise that despite your problems there are also alot of good things going on in your life.

One of the good things in my life, is the lovely comments you all leave, so thankyou very much. I love hearing from you all.

Till next time,
Take care,
Claire X


  1. I've done that quite a few times when I'm sewing, normally when I'm tired! I think it's normal! Sorry to hear about the flooding, it's awful when things get that bad, hope it stops raining and the watercourses all get back to normal soon. The little chick is so sweet, hope you get some more soon! :) x

  2. I do that too doh! Dorothy must be so proud. You were privledged to be a allowed a photo!


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