No but 63mm in one location might be as extraordinary as 5mm in another. It's just dry.
muri wrote: We have had 5mls since Christmas, I am not sure it matters what our overall rainfall is when you have had so little rain.
But its just started here now for the 20th time in two days with nothing showing in the rain gage as its so light. But this could be more promising
So, instead of raining "cats and dogs" we might get hit by flying pigs! ?
Ruth wrote: Or it might run into the cracks and split the earth apart, carrying it all away to the sea!
Well we have had 12mm so far in Feb, and 24mm in the last 30 days.
After last year it is plenty!
As Ruth says, one has to compare it to the 'normal' if there is such a thing!
What I find ridiculous is 2017/18 for us appeared a relatively ;'normal' year looked at over 12 months! Yet we had too much rain in winter 2017 and not enough in spring. 177mm in July 2017 when the average is 93mm and then 10 mm in December 2017 when the historical average is 103mm- so it all balnced out- which was no help at all-at the time!
January this year we have had 40mm, yet last year in January 2018 we had 55mm, when it rained after our spring drought-you saw our drought photos and our January average should be 63mm.
Just can't rely on 'normal' anymore!
The average monthly rainfall for here for December, January and February is over 40mm for each of those months.
At 10 mm total so far we are not getting anywhere close to it, but if it all arrives in the next two weeks that would be a mess!
We have had 6.6mm this month. The grass is till green and we are just about to put our stock on the n/bours place. They still have heaps of grass, albeit kaikuyu but it will feed them well.
The small patches of Kikuyu is the only green we have at present. We trimmed the poplars along the drive last week and there was a feeding frenzy over that, but, they are all liking a bit of hay. It has rained a little overnight here. At present it has stopped and the clouds are high, so I hope the heavy showers forecast for this evening do come.
We have drizzle, since late last night. I love drizzle....
I thought the ground looked very slightly greener this morning but that was probably wishful thinking.
Last night's amusement was trying to think of a word to describe the sound of 39 sheep eating at top speed through a bucket of sheep nuts. Chorfling? Grobbling? Chompling?
The only consolation is that the weather is doing wonders for my sheep yard training regime. The sheep will now fall over themselves in the rush to get into the yards first, if they see that magic bucket........!
Yep we have had drizzle through to showers from last night - 20mm as at this morning, all nicely soaking in except for a few puddles on the drive that the ducks are playing in
Showers on and off for most of the day and some last night, but it's set in as a steady light rain now, so all good except I will have to turn out in it to lock the hens in for the night. Hell, I might dissolve!