Saturday, June 18, 2011

Drought and rain

The rainy season usually begins here in the beginning of May.

This year there were a number of storms in early May but it has been particularly dry and very hot until recently.

In some areas there was a real drought. I have heard of at least one case where a farmer planted his corn after the first rains but because of the drought he had to replant - costing at least $100 for the extra seed.

But it appears that the rains have begun in earnest. This week we have had some very heavy rains, some beginning early in the afternoon. It's been raining, as we say in the US, cats and dogs.

This, of course, means that the street I live on is a mess - since it's unpaved. But the road maybe paved in the next few weeks. We'll see. At least they surveyed it yesterday.

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