Here in the Manawatu, we haven't had a 'good' rain since January... That is quite a long time - considering it is the 18th of March!
Check out these images of New Zealand - comparing the landscape of March 2012 to present day March 2013. Insane!
We are on tank water - which was a very unusual concept for me - coming from Minnesota. Where, half of the year, the tank would have been frozen! But, since we barely even REACH freezing here, collecting rain water is perfect. Except in a drought... Then come the water restrictions (self-imposed)... I guess being on a tank is a really good way to monitor your own water usage, as you can visibly 'see' your levels. And, once you are out - you gotta BUY more...
Luckily, the rain came, just as we had about 1/3 of our tank left - and we've topped up again. Yay!
|No water for the pool. Miss G and Little Bee still had fun though!|
Despite the lack of rain, the garden tomatoes and capsicums have been thriving!
Dry weather is PERFECT for grapes! Miss G loves to go in and 'search' for grapes. Yum!
|Yum! NOTHING beats grapes fresh from the vine!|
I just turned in nearly my last assignment... Let's just say I was up a bit late... And, here is how I set me alarm to make sure I did get up and physically drop it into school...
|It's never good when you have to set multiple alarms...|
So, today is a quite day for Miss G and I - here's she's loving her PlayDough! Mommy is NOT loving how messy the house has gotten - but that's ok. Daddy was awesome yesterday, and he took Miss G into town, got rid of the recycling and did the weekly grocery shop! Yep, he's a keeper!
Have a good Monday everyone!