Thursday, August 12, 2010

We are in ONE BIG MESS!!!!

Mud, Mud and more MUD!!!!!

The rains have arrived at chateu Guldie and surrounds! The flood waters are rising at Finnys school......so he is home, we were out of power for what seems like eternity yesterday and Dave's CFA pager is on standby.

So far we are faring well, spirits are high and all is calm. The bonus is the tanks are full, the farmers are happy and the kids are better for the experience. I can remember a farmer once saying "Mud equals Money!" Looking out over the newly formed lakes this morning, that were paddocks 2 days ago, it does make me wonder......How much MUD do they they require?


17 comments:

Emjie said...

I once walked across a muddy field thinking it would be a good shortcut. When I reached my destination my school shoes had an extra 4 inches of “mud” heel to them. I never felt so tall or so dirty.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I so here you. I know that floody feeling. Stay safe. xx

Andi said...

I know a lovely song about mud ... glorious mud!

Christina said...

Hope you see out the rains and the mud and your spirits remain high. Your new clothes line will be busy!
:)

katiecrackernuts said...

If only you could pump that excess water lying in puddles through the washing machine.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Eeeekkk! That is a scary shot, my little guy looks just the same & he's not coming in!

CurlyPops said...

Isn't it amazing how times change. I lived in western Victoria growing up and it was quite normal to have paddocks fully under water for weeks every winter. Now it's called flooding!
I remember as kids that we'd head to the paddocks for a swim no matter how freezing cold it was!

m.e (Cathie) said...

ahhh, a familiar sight today..not as bad as yours but pretty close.
stay safe Guldies!

Kate said...

We are muddy here too. Half of our property is under water and the power is sporadic. Although I am desperate to whinge about it, I know that this means we might have our first good apple season in years come Autumn. I am tempted to plant a rice crop though. X

Vic said...

Rain, rain, GO AWAY!!!

The Boy almost did nae get home Camperdown where he was filling in yesterday & our yard is a SWAMP. Uck.

Hope you stay above water hon!

Tania said...

Can I admit I'm lovin' this rain in the 'burbs? It's like winter used to be (she croaks in her best old lady voice). Hope things stay high and dry - and stay SAFE.

Adriana said...

Great photo!
Hope the mud didn't get walked through the house...

We have a river running along our back fence today. Just the other day we were walking there and it was dry. Really dry.
It adds a nice 'water feature' sound to our garden though. So that's nice.

kello said...

Well our roof is leaking like a sieve- I have about a dozen soda water bottles with the necks chopped off sitting on that back window sill to catch the drips!Thank goodness the piano was rehoused! talk soon. Kelx

Kylie said...

Yep, the mud factor is never fun... we've got our Royal Show on at the mo and came home similarly caked ;) Kx

Amy Paul said...

i hear ya.

Montyzooma goes straight for it. anytime. anywhere!

please lord, send us some sunshine to make the mud turn to money!

xx A

dillpickle said...

Gumboots? Mud is great, I think, especially when you can leave it all at the back door.... Except when you go aquaplaning across a massive mud puddle on your bum. Ah, memories of year 8 school camp...!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Not to us it doesn't, we are fertilizer spreading contractors :-)

And the mud up here is red so its a bastard to get out of the clothes...I'd rather go without mud anyday! A nice steady drizzle and then a touch of sun to keep the grass growing :-)