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Spring is finally here.

Post by tracyp on Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:12 pm

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A nicer day have I not seen in sooooooo many months!
It was 29c today, the sun was shinning, finally warming up, not a cloud in the sky, so...... we all went walkies as we do ..... Jess, Tyson & I.
All 3 of us ran like like idiots trying to find fairies in the park. (Yes! I run with my puppies like a ferral cat on a hot tin roof!)

BUT.....
Thank god no one was there or watching or they would have ordered me a lovely white jacket with straps & buckles! We three were all completely mad! Running like we had never been out before. Tyson doing neck slides down the hill, chin & neck down, ass in the air, sliding... as i ran to help him, Jess was then looking for mice in my shoes that weren't there... shocked  maybe she  just wanted my ankle or to chew on my toes? covering eyes  Jessup!!!!!!

We frolicked, we ran, we chased each other around the park. Tyson trying to bowl Jess & I over, launching himself at us as Jess barked at him, (you will be in trouble you little turd) bugger off!! She then chased me down as I ran for cover & Tyson was in hot pursuit.....
I ended up on the on my back with both of them slagging on me. rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor

Get the &$#@ off me!!!! Ok...Home puppies!

What a beautiful spring day! Happy dogs, running, playing, sunshine, & dog slobber to boot! Who could ask for more! hug

I just need a jar & a scrapper now to sell doggie drool for clag!

rolling on floor rolling on floor rolling on floor
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by LyndaW on Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:56 pm

Yes we are very lucky here in that respect, it's true.
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by Eleanor on Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:13 pm

Luckily, we live in quite a balanced climate!
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by LyndaW on Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:38 pm

Yes, "temperate" I think it's called.

Although after 3 days of constant drizzle, I could wish for a little respite from dampness - it will come though!
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by tracyp on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:28 pm

LyndaW wrote:I saw a film once, many many years ago, where someone in the Australian outback poured a glass of water onto the ground - and it just went straight in like a sponge! Not even the tiniest temporary puddle, it just disappeared - incredible.

Doco or movie? The ground gets so dry & hard in the outback that the ground actually cracks. Water will run into the cracks but, days or weeks of fine, light rain to saturate the soil slowly are needed for the soil to be trully wetted.

A down pour in a drought area just pools/floods. It does not soak into theground lest it sits there for a few days.
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by tracyp on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:29 pm

Eleanor wrote:Yikes!

I really do feel sorry for people who live in countries where crops continuously fail, year after year, because of drought. sad And having to walk miles every day for water.
My family are some of those who deal with failed crops. We harvest wheat.
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by Caryll on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:43 pm

It must be heartbreaking to see all your hard work just burn away. sad

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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by Shisa on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:55 pm

Farming in half arid reasons can be terrible. Unfortunately it's generally also the best places to raise crops and livestock.
They're predicting severe droughts for S.A this year.
Here by us it's beautiful and green but the dams are not filled to where they should be. We're having a 'Green Drought'; enough rain falls to keep the fynbos happy but not enough for crops or to fill up our dams.

Worrying stuff, weather patterns.
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by tracyp on Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:28 pm

Weather patterns are the bain of our life.  My sis & her OH  have had to take the harvester many many kms aways to make money last season. (Harvesters dont move move fast. Took a couple of days to get there)

I hope this yr they can harvest for the locals, & stay in the town.
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Post by Shisa on Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:31 pm

I've heard 9secondhand) that this is an El-Nino year or the start of El-Nino period so we're in for a very dry period if it's true.
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by Eleanor on Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:19 pm

Will it affect you badly, Theresa? sad
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by Shisa on Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:43 am

I do rely on rainwater but should be ok. I feel very sorry for the farmers. You can plan all you want but if there's no water there's no water.
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by tracyp on Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:18 am

Our farmers buy it here at a ridiculous price aa it is diverted interstate. But....what can you do? You can't do without it.
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by Eleanor on Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:27 am

Hope the farmers (and you) don't suffer too much with it! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you all. hug
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by tracyp on Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:16 pm

I'm fine. I run on mains water. My sister however, runs on river water. (Which you cannot drink.) So they buy in drinking water.
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Re: Spring is finally here.

Post by Eleanor on Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:23 pm

Not ideal, obviously, but at least she has access to drinking water, even if it is costly.
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