“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”~ Dolly Parton
A good friend sent me an urgent text message yesterday to let me know that a shop called Rivers in Lismore had just received a shipment of gumboots, but they were selling fast! It’s been so wet in our part of the world – 3 floods in the past two months – that gumboots have been impossible to buy. Right now at our farm gumboots are the only suitable footwear, and my old pair has holes in them from when Bert was a puppy! So I always have one cold wet food and one toasty warm dry one.
Of course we went straight to town to buy new boots! I finally settled on two pairs – a celestial purple set and a bright pink pair.
This morning I took them for a test run, in my pyjamas of course. Who is going to see me out here except the cows? The one great thing about the rain is all the flowers are blooming and everything is lush and green. So here is my morning walk, in pictures…
Harry, accompanying me on my adventure.
The view looking past the cattle trough to our bottom gate. It’s quite misty and rainy right now, but the weather is supposed to clear. Fingers crossed.
Jolly Jumper, the naughty steer who keeps leaping over the electric fence to get into my vegetable patch. He was quite perplexed at my purple boots!
Moss growing on the path to the pump house.
The front paddock.
Is that blue sky I see peaking out from behind those clouds? This is the little freshwater spring we pump from. The water is so beautiful and clean – truly delicious. You can still see the remnants of Ben’s chainsaw work from the massive storms over the Australia Day long weekend that put trees and branches down all over the farm.
And home again. Blue sky!!! Time to put a load of washing on and get it on the line to dry before this afternoon’s showers…