Before the Storm

The rains are coming – allegedly. We are on day 159 of 365 – 44% of the way through the year. So far, we have had 20mm of rain – a little under 7% of the mean annual rainfall. We had a laugh yesterday when a BBC report was saying how dry things were – but they had just seen more than our annual rainfall in one quarter! (Where I used to live, the winter quarter saw 18.5 inches of rain – one and a half times our mean annual rainfall!) Makes you realise just how dry things are.

We spent the early part of the morning moving hay and getting firewood under cover; this is sure to jinx things – now it will never rain.