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Wife, mum and nan. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

we had rain and new kids on the block

After a terrible couple of very hot days we finally received some life giving rain! Yesterday it was so humid, I thought we were going to melt!

This rain worked its way down from up north and we were blessed with 95.5mm or nearly 4 inches of rain last night and today. A lot of other places received a good amount too.

This picture is of the clouds building up on sundown last night. Port Lincoln had received a huge thunderstorm earlier in the day and it caused flash flooding around the town. We were sweltering, it was still 40C at this time of night, and I really thought we were going to miss out once again.


Then around 11pm we started to hear that beautiful sound of rain falling, it was music to our ears. We opened the windows of the house wide open and enjoyed listening to the rain falling on the tin roof.  There is no better sound, is there?

My veggie garden was very sad yesterday because I took the shades down too early in anticipation for rain, but this was the patch this morning.




The rain proved too heavy for the basil plants.










Our road was closed due to flooding and some crazy person that decided to drive through flood waters and ran into trouble, then the vehicle helping them out also ran into strife. No one was injured thank goodness.  Of course the water was worse than shown here.


Down the main street.



At the traffic lights.


The "stinky" lake had water! Usually a dry salt lake.

 
This is at my parents place when we visited today.




Coming home along a back road.



A little clip of the rain at mum and dads.  You can hear the generator going in the background because the power was out.


Can you guess I am excited by all the rain? Because we don't get much per year {around 9inches}, rain is exciting!

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 And of course I have to share these new additions to my parents menagerie. Two baby boar goats.



  

So gorgeous!

Did you get any rain? I hope so.

See you soon,
xTania

17 comments:

  1. Hi Tania, We've had snow up in the mountains. It's been an excellent year for rain and snowfall in California. I'm so happy to read that you received all that rain. The baby goats are adorable.

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    1. Sounds like you are having a great year weather wise Stephenie. I love looking at your outdoor photos and compare your climate to ours and the surrounds are very different.

      xTania

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  2. Hooray! There's nothing like much-awaited rain and so glad it finally poured down at your place. It makes such a difference. MegXx

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    1. Rain certainly does make a difference Meg, I cant wait to see the changes. The kangaroos that have been coming in and destroying my fruit trees will now go back into the bush because there will be water and greenery for them. As much as I love seeing the kangaroos and helping them in the drought, I dislike what they do to my trees! Even a bale of hay didn't distract them lol!

      xTania

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  3. We got lots of rain. We sat inside watching and listening to it. It was a wonderful sound

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    1. Wonderful Angela! I am cheering for you!!

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  4. That was a most welcome rain! We had a brief shower last week, nothing much but better than nothing. Your garden inspires me.

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    1. Thank you. Hope your get some decent rain soon xxx

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  5. Tania, so pleased you got some good rain at last. All up we got 84mm in the recent storms and the humidity here in Queensland has been dreadful too. Your veggies still look pretty good despite the heat.

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    1. That is a great amount too Nanna Chel. Everything should be starting to look nice and green for you now.

      xTania

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  6. So lovely to see your 'damp' pictures, how great that you got rain. We did too and our tanks are not about 2/3 full which will see us through until the break of the season.

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    1. Most of our tanks are full Joolz, except for the two newest bigger ones. They are over 3/4 full which is fantastic. We can put the house back on rain water now.

      xTania

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  7. We've had a few nice rainy days in the last week but these past few days the humidity is horrible and tomorrow [Monday] it's going to be 36 degrees again....so hot.

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    1. Hi Kathy.

      The humidity is the worst, it is so hard to keep cool. Although I can put up with it if we get rain :)

      xTania

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  8. Hi Tania, we received a bit of rain, since Christmas Eve. But also plenty of hot, humid days, in between. The humidity makes it feel warmer than it is. Sleeping at night was a challenge. But hey, love the rain when we can get it - humidity and all! Man your edible garden is chugging along, fantastically. I don't think I've seen fordhook silverbeed, that big before. Truly impressive. You'll be eating well this winter. :)

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    1. I am loving how big the fordhook plants are getting Chris. They are nice, juicy and crispy, we had some for tea tonight :)

      Yes I agree, I can also put up with humidity if it rains.

      xTania

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  9. Hi Tania, so good to see you have had rain. It makes all the difference doesn't it?

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