Monday, June 13, 2011
A Long Wet and Wild DAy
I knew it was going to be a rough day when I could not see the beautiful mountains that I normally see in the distance,the rain was too heavy.
This is my first section of dirt road, Dangerfield Lane and it was just starting to build up water on either side.
No mail for you today my lovelies,this was my first track that I could not cross,too much water for this little black duck!
O'h my goodness as I get higher into the mountains the rougher the streams are getting.
Oops no mail for these families today either,if the water is not rushing too fast I do go across but today it was just too dangerous..sorry folks I will try again tomorrow.
No chance here either,looks like the it is still rising.
I have to make a decision will I go over or not,I decide to as the middle is quite calm,although it does not look it here.
This is not the prettiest sight, the wild dogs take all the lambs so the farmers trap the dogs or poison them and hang them in a tree to show the neighbours that they have caught the wild dog...can't help feeling sorry it was only doing what is normal for a dog,but the lambs are the farmers livelihood so they have to keep watch.
Now this is scary ,another decision to make and it was a yes.
The raging waters gain momentum.
The horses running to meet me,no mail today fellas sorry,they are lovely and more often than not I have to stop and chat to them.
There was no water here on my way out!
Lovely weather for ducks and this sweetie was waddling along on our side of town,perhaps looking for a puddle.I am home safe and sound the wood fire crackling,I am dried out after getting soaked and I ponder as to what tomorrow will bring as it is still raining buckets and more forecast.thanks for joining me on my day,God is amazing these farms were in dire straights,no water in the dames etc,so now it will be wonderfully green and lush,we may have webbed feet but we will glorify in it.
By the way poor old Bob is soaked as well so lots of cramp tablets for him tonight I think,he has been slip slidin'all day,but he is safe also in front of the fire...Amen.