Well it does actually. And it should be enough to fill up the multiple water tanks that are an essential part of growing our future wine- drinking pleasure.
And as with many things we have started to learn, there always seems to be a but….
After the heaviest rain of the year, we were smugly congratulating each other on how well set up we were for the forthcoming and expected dry season.
Water becomes a major talking point when you live in the country. I can’t say I gave it much thought as a city dweller. Tap on , water out – simple and uncomplicated. But after a year of living off what you collect, you start to pay more attention.
Or, let’s say, you should pay more attention. As we now know, it’s not enough to think that heavy rain necessarily equates to full tanks. It’s a fair assumption, but that would only be if there was an actual way for said rain to make it into the tanks……
Which there wasn’t.
After many years, debris collected in our ageing gutters had finally claimed victory and by way of punishment for being neglected, was redirecting our precious water gathering to a flourishing and plentiful weed supply.
Is it just me or is it never a ‘normal ‘situation when you run out of water?
It’s never when you are showered and not going anywhere important or when you have filled the dog bowls or when you have no guests arriving to stay.
It’s always ( in my far too extensive experience) when you are filthy, have no back up water in the fridge and the dogs are ready to leave home in protest ….
Water is your best friend. Treat it well. Respect it. Don’t take it for granted or it may well, one -day, decide to seek pastures new…