Finally, some rain. Yesterday we received about 3mm of rain between about 1300 to 1800. It didn’t bucket down but was constant, with the soil still damp down to about 6cm twenty four hours later. A good start, but very seasonally late. I kept checking the weather radar during the shower, just to make sure that it was still coming our way, and spent a fair amount of time outside staring at the plants lapping up all the goodness. Even the chooks got a bath and were drenched by the time the rain stopped. Too silly to go into their house to get out of it, but I suppose they have only seen rain twice since they were born. The rainwater tank is full to the top. It doesn’t take much to top it back up again seeing that we have 50% of the roof catchment feeding into it.
I checked the entire veggie patch when I got home this evening, and I swear that everything has grown at least 5cm higher than it was before the rain. It never ceases to amaze me the fantastic power of a rain shower on the vegetable garden. It is like miracle grow without the chemical cocktail!
It is forecast to rain some more in Western Victoria tomorrow, so fingers crossed for another few millimetres.
That rain dance that I have been doing since July has finally worked! Better late than never.
"Weather is a great metaphor for life – sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella." ~ Pepper Giardino