Drought has been Broken!
We’re thankful to report that after our worst drought in living memory, we’ve had excellent rains, and all farm dams are full. 133 mm since the beginning of 2017!
Having studied Weather Reports for months, always in hope of rain which the Karoo desperately needed, we were overjoyed last week; first a downpouring, then soft patter rain to embed itself into the parched Karoo earth.
Warm sunny weather after good rains is critical – to enable grass and veld to shoot, and grow. Rains come during Autumn or Winter aren’t much help to the Karoo Veld.
The dam alongside the road to BloemhofKaroo –
fuller than we’ve ever seen it.