|4 Aug 2004 @ 22:14|
but not a drop to drink...
Life in rural Australia is quite difficult. Living in a country/continent that is very dry and seems to be heading into further drought makes me wonder how life will end up.
This evening we have had some actual rain. I can hear it falling on the roof and going down the gutters finally collecting in the water tank. Everything here is so dry that it is no longer yellow but just without any colour. I find that really sad for the environment and for us aswell.
We have been inundated with kangaroos. They come in to the paddocks to eat what tufts of grass they can find and drink from the near dry dams. They are also coming further and further into the city. We counted 22 dead roos in an 8km stretch of road, some adult some young but all thin. It's very difficult for animals to survive in such harsh conditions even though this is the climate where they normally thrive. More >