This drought seems like it will never end. It is dry as can be here. Rain clouds build up some days and empty in parts unknown, certainly not here. I have never seen it so dry and our creek has dried up. our cows and sheep are having daily feeding and watering and thankfully don't seem to be suffering for the dry conditions.
What is suffering is the garden and orchard. The fruit trees are hanging in there (though the citrus look iffy on hot and windy days) with water coming from the washing machine grey water. It is that or nothing. I made the decision to not plant any summer vegetables because I can't water them. Hopefully we will have a break in the weather and it will be in time to get some tomatoes and such in the ground. We shall see.
There is of course hope. There are a lot of baby birds around. The resident magpies have a fledgling this year whereas last year their two attempts failed. There are quite a few baby noisy miners this year and they are very noisy 😄. Plenty of birds to count in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count next week.
We've had a few echinda visitors lately too. Generally they aren't too friendly but this little one was happy to pose for the camera and wasn't bothered by us at all. He has been taking care of the ants in the herb garden and under the house too. They are very cute indeed.