It would seem that the regular appearance of storms and rain has inspired the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery’s window dresser this month. Volunteer and Committee Member Delilah Balmer has a real knack for window displays and this months was indeed very topical.
After three years of drought the farmers started out with what had promised a good season. Growth wise, it has been good, with rain coming regularly to help the crops grow. It has been great for our gardens (and the weeds too).
Sadly now that ‘hay season’ has been in full steam the rain has not stopped. Farmers have struggled to find enough time between the rain to dry thier hay out for baling.
For many farmers recent rain has all but ruined the remaining crop, now not fit to sell, and only good for on farm use, and as most farmers have less stock due to the drought they have less ability use of the spoilt hay.
It appears at a point where for many, that this year may well be treated as the forth year of drought, not because of the lack of rain, but for the lack of production of goods for income.
If you visit the Heritage Gallery and look through the archives, you will find many more times over the previous 150 years of European settlement that the farmers have struggled too. If you haven’t had a look in the Gallery for quite a while, Pop in! Open Friday, Saturday and Sundays every week.
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