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Thursday
Jan282016

Flood damage in the millions for Geelong

Severe thunderstorms have made an expensive mess in Geelong over the last couple days. Shame we can't get it spread a bit more evenly, drought in some areas, too much in others!

 

Friday
Jan222016

What's the best way to water your summer garden?

ASQ in Bendigo recently posted a great article on their blog about effective summer watering. Worth a read to make sure you have all the pieces of the puzzle together to keep your garden going throughout summer.

Soil quality
The single most important thing in the long term, in relation to summer watering, is to consider the soil you’re watering and not just the plants in it. This means digging through generous amounts of organic matter....

http://www.asq.net.au/blog/88-effective-summer-watering

Thursday
Jan212016

Water shortages in SW Vic affect red meat farmers

A prime lamb producer in Pigeon Ponds, Mr Leeming said neighbours were lining up at community bores and carting water most days.

Many of the region's producers rely solely on surface dams for livestock, so much of the water they cart evaporates or is absorbed into the ground.

The stories of hardship extend from the South Australian border through Casterton, Dergholm, Edenhope and Coleraine.

Mr Leeming said issues were spreading even further.

"Ararat, for example, on the other side of the Grampians has had there years of absolutely no surface run-off," he said.

Read more of the article here

Monday
Jan182016

What happens to water in space?

Watch this short video on the BBC website showing Astronaut Tim Peake demonstrating what happens to water in space - it's amazing!

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35297088


Friday
Jan152016

Look out for the animals in the heat...

With the next few days of hot weather, it's not just us who feel the heat. Don't forget your pets, and other wildlife. I enjoyed this article reminding us to make sure there is water available for all animals and birds.

http://theconversation.com/put-out-water-for-the-wildlife-in-your-garden-on-hot-days-53040