Thursday, March 12, 2009

Being Philosophical.


We have to move on and take this blow in our stride - we don't have an option.The mud is drying out and the stream has found a new course and settled back to a more normal flow.
The tree on the angle in the photo is the only one we have spent time on. We have managed to pull it back upright and stake it firmly....it is a Forest Pansy ( Cercis cadanensis ) ( cost NZ $75 in 2002 ). It is planted to commemorate my school friend Eleanor who died of cancer that year. This tree is upstream of the dam in the gully where the flood rushed past.
On Monday we got a Dingo in to dig a trench for the water pipe out to the front gate and by Tuesday we had connected to the Council water supply. Eventually we hope to reinstate the pipeline we lost up the bush as the catchment dam there is undamaged. ( But things will have to dry and stabilize first ).
Thanks all for your concern. Thimbleanna, I'm not an Aussie! I am a Kiwi and live in New Zealand.
Needless to say not much sewing time, but I have P and Q Group tomorrow.

10 comments:

loulee said...

So happy to read that you are drying out and it seems that the damage is minimal.

Joyce said...

Glad you are coping with the damage and are able to save that tree.
Calling a NZer and Aussie is like calling a Canadian an American. We don't like it. Lol.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh How Rude I Am!!! You can dress me up, but you can't take me out LOL! So sorry -- I'm a visual person and I have the worst time keeping people and places straight until I'm actually there. If only I could visit, I'd never forget and I wouldn't make that mistake. My son managed a 5 day trip to NZ last year and he said it was spectacular -- how lucky you are!

Leanne said...

Doesn't sound fun with all the flooding.

All the best with clean up

Love Leanne

Diana said...

I was glad to see that you are able to get your water back. Is this the beginning or end of your rainy season--will things dry up a little and give you a chance to fix up the damage?

Tracey Petersen said...

Goodness me! Nature has been uttering harshness everywhere lately. Hope the tree survives and flourishes.

Guðrún said...

It would be a lot of work I suppose if you were to raise all the trees that were damaged!

julieQ said...

I am so sorry to hear of all the damage your farm sustained. I hope it is all set to rights soon and yours crops recover as much as possible. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family.

retdairyqueen said...

Thankyou for stopping by and saying hello
Sheila and I got friendly through blogging als
I didn't realise you wer having floods as well
Hope everything is ok

meggie said...

I hope you get some fine weather to dry everything off.
Do hope your tree survives & thrives.