I feel like I’m falling way behind on my blogging. I’ve wanted to post an update of the veggie garden progress for weeks, but other things always seem to get in the way. Like now, I can’t possibly focus on anything else but this weekend’s rain! I was away the whole of last week working in Joburg and Quentin joined me for a weekend visit to a friend’s farm near Klerksdorp. When we got home on Sunday night there was about 60mm (just over 2 inches) in the rain gauge. It was desperately needed as we were starting to run short of food and water for the cattle and the newly planted maize was wilting in the heat. It’s too late for the wheat crop, which is almost ready to be reaped, but hopefully it will be a better season for our summer crops (maize and sunflower).
After a good drenching everything looks brighter and more sparkly and the dusty air has been washed clean. Needless to say, my beloved farmer is in a very good mood! One can get pretty fixated on the weather when one’s livelihood depends on it.
On Monday morning I took the dogs for a long muddy walk. The sky was electric blue and there were puddles all over the place. Coco stayed at home because she was recovering from her third bout of biliary this summer. We were lucky to get home when we did on Sunday because she was looking very poorly and needed medication urgently. She is on the mend, but the poor little thing certainly knows how to look sorry for herself!