This week there’s no compendium. What with trying to extract data from my old computer’s dying hard drive, and dealing with the daunting task of downloading and installing programs on my new computer, I had no time to compile a compendium. Oh, and there’s the matter of the rain. Between Wednesday and yesterday my rain gauge registered 173.5 mm. Almost all of it came in the 24 hours to 3 p.m. yesterday. Mole Creek village’s main street was under water for a time, and closed to all vehicles except 4WDs. One wag altered a sign to read ‘Mole River’. Some small bridges were washed away. Sand bags were used to protect the hotel and the post office. Us? We were fine. We had a waterfall down the gully in front of our house, and the resultant river flowed through the adjacent paddock. It was charming. Our house, being elevated, stayed dry. Sweetheart Vivienne and I worried about our 1km driveway. We needn’t have. For it was fine. No washouts at all. The creek lapped at our bridge (picture). But it caused no damage. So all in all we were lucky. We’re hoping for calm weather ahead, i.e. no wind to blow down trees whose roots the rain’s loosened. In any event, Mole Creek’s rain/flood’s trifling compared with Queensland’s. Those poor poor people.
P.S. Today’s the 1,000th post on Farmdoc’s Blog. I’m sorry it’s not about something nice.
P.P.S. Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.