I had grand plans of needle-turning one more block of this quilt before breakfast, but instead went for a walk to survey our soggy pastures.
Cyclone Wilma has visited Northland (edit; and the upper half of the North island, according to radio reports), bringing solid rain since lunchtime yesterday. Luckily we didn't get any winds or other cyclone features. The quiet little river through the centre of the farm has flooded. 200 mls (8 inches) of rain in about 14 hours has had this effect —
|The view from the house section; these are supposed to be paddocks!|
|The bottom flats all covered in water|
|The power lines lead to the pump shed, we covered the |
pump in gladwrap last night but fear the water may
have reached the switch board
|We have never seen this area flooded before|
|Our horse-riding arena is under there somewhere!|
|Luckily the MOML moved the kayak up to higher ground last night,|
the usual 'safe spot' is under water. We'll need it later to check the
|The road is well and truly blocked! We'll be flooded in|
in the other direction too.
|The steers are high and dry.|
|As are the horses, their usual 'safe spot' is also under water.|