Life after work and the trips of a lifetime

"We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start." - Anonymous

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo! What a ride!..attributed in this form to either Maxine Cartoon or anon

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I love a sunburnt country

the lines from the poem  My Country by Dorothy Mackellar "of droughts and flooding rains." ring somewhat true this weekend

We've had the drought and this winter  have happily seen our water storage dams rise from being only 30% full to now being over 50% full, so weather can be kind and it can be  nasty. Yesterday I was not happy to find that it had been just downright mean.  It probably only took about 30 minutes of torrential rain to undo a fair amount of the work Alex, the cat and I had done in the veggie patch.

 the top left  wooden border has been under cut and the gravel and river stones swept across the  veggie bed beyond.  
 The edging helped save the veggies although in doing so all the water was channeled down the 2 pathways we'd created around the separate veggie beds and which have now been stripped down to subsoil.  Some of the river stones from this path have actually been swept into next doors garden about 30 metres downhill!
I've only lost some lettuce and 2 potato plants,  so it could have been alot worse.
Got a bit of work to do ....again!  but  this weekend is s'posed to be a wet one, so I'll just see if anything is still alive under there...the potato on the edge at least might be ok..

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