August 31, 2019

The precious little bit of water that we carried over from last year is being used on this wheat that will be next years seed. With zero water allocation and water prices very high this will be all that we can water.


  1. Difficult times.
    I recently heard a program about Australian wheat on RN. I was fascinated. The thing I found interesting was wheat produced on the eastern side of the country is for home consumption and that produced in the west is largely for noodles, two minute and Udon noodles. The Japanese are very particular, it seems, about the quality of the wheat for their noodles. Who knew all this? Not me? I'm sure you'll put me right, if I'm talking through my hat.
    And the photo - there seems to be a lot of concentration happening right at this moment.

    1. You are correct Alphie. 80% of Western Australia's wheat harvest is exported, mostly to Asia, whilst 40% of crops grown in the eastern Australia are used for domestic consumption and animal feed. This year, because of the drought, we are actually importing wheat - the first time since 2007.

  2. Oh my! Wish we could send rain clouds your way!

  3. My heart goes out to all the farmers suffering from lack of rain. There seems to be no end in sight.

  4. And here in the Hebrides we have all the water anyone could want this summer (and more) and virtually no agriculture any more.

  5. I really, really hope this drought breaks and some rain falls. Soon.

  6. It's not easy--- I hope you have a properly wet spring!