The big wet

It has been raining. A lot.

Yesterday Sam decided to tie the pirate ship together by the creek in case the water level reached it’s bows… he neglected to then tie it on to something. Luckily it snagged on a branch which prevented it from floating away completely. A couple of the chairs on higher ground didnt fare so well… one is in a tree, the other probably in pieces below the waterfall.

Sam stripped off his bottom half and swam out to retrieve the bow and stern sections of the pirate ship – a daring manouvre considering the temperature. photo

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Its way to dangerous to attempt a creek crossing to go down under the Redleaf waterfall. Incredible how it can change so much in only a few days! The gate to the waterfall has obviously been underwater overnight, with debris caught in the fenceline. There is a torrent flowing over and a churning pool below that is well up the trunk of the huge gum tree – the water levels look close to the base of the rope down in fact!

Redleaf Waterfall

Unfortunately we will most likely lose some lambs with this prolonged rain – trying to convince a sheep to stay undercover is impossible… hopefully the cows will find tree shelter and the pigs will stay in their sheds!

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