|The cottage on 19th December 2015|
|The cottage on 3rd January 2016|
|The landscape before rain|
The landscape changed dramatically after Christmas. Picture on the right taken on 21st December, is of a part of the station land, very brown and dry.
|Puddles everywhere at Essex after good rain|
Then the next picture, on the 27th, tells a different tale.
On Boxing day, late in the afternoon it started to rain, it rained all night and through most of the next day. We got 85mm overnight and a further 42mm the next night, making things very wet and sticky.
|Muck like Glue on my feet!|
|Essex Downs homestead after rain|
We had follow up rain a week later and the grass is growing faster than a well fed weed.
|Dawn of a new year-2016|
|Dot+Yip on wet days|
|Horizon to the south on 2nd Jan 2016|
All things are good. The puppies are catching their own dinners, having a fantastic time while doing so. Yip is the chief hunter with Dot backing up when she steers them back to the homestead.Then it becomes our job to do the necessary from there.
The country is looking very different to a couple of weeks ago, green! so nice.