The wine cellar has a sump pump but it couldn't handle the volume.
|Notice the high tide mark|
Fortunately apart from some label damage the wine will be unaffected by the submersion.
After lunch the sun came out and the so did the bees. It looks they had do perform some catch up.
Today we tested the sprouted grain feed on the cattle. They were unimpressed. We added some molasses and water to the grain and then mixed it with some Lucerne. Although they consumed some of the grain they really weren't interested. It may be the strange smell of molasses that is throwing them off. Tomorrow we will try without molasses.
|The grain mixed with Lucerne|
The cows and calves were fine but they were also moved to high ground with additional food.
The Williams River was up and the paddocks adjacent the river had already gone under. These paddocks will be out of order for a couple of weeks at least with mud covering the foliage. Although the drought has broken for the moment we will still be short of feed and whichever paddock we put the animals into will suffer pugging.
|The river encroaching as I sit in the RTV|
|The gates lead into the paddocks the cows and calves were due to be in this week.|