~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
|On Saturday we received 86 ml, which |
I think is just over 3 inches,
Blessed rain. It started falling early Saturday morning, I am not sure of the exact time but it was around 6 a.m. It rained all day and we had some storms as well.
|This is one of the points where the rain runs into our dam.|
Our power went out for a while in the morning. Hubby had been mowing the day before and had used all the petrol so we didn't have any to run the generator. We were expecting my sister and niece to arrive later that morning. As we are not on town water we rely on an electric driven water pump for taps and toilet. So off we went to the petrol station to fill the jerrycan. The petrol station is about 14 km (about 8.6 miles) away. By the time we got home the power was back on.
|The water runs from the front of our property along the driveway, |
down to the dam which is near our back fence. To the right of our driveway
are the driveways of the three neighbouring properties.
|Water running into the dam|
On Sunday we were sitting having a morning coffee by our dam when our neighbours drove down their driveway and then up our driveway. They were going to visit some plant nurseries and did we want to go with them? You betcha! Following a short mad scramble to get ready we headed off and spent the morning plant shopping.
|Our dam is now full following Saturday's rain.|
The list of plants I need for my garden is endless. However my priority at the moment is for pink callistemon, photinia, liriope and pigface. Not that I am intending to plant out all these plants at the one time. So for Sunday's shopping trip I was satisfied with the purchase of three pink callistemon. Once these new plants are well established I will move on to the others on the list. My neighbours purchased a grape, strawberry plants and a paw paw. So it was a great weekend all round. How was your weekend?