The extensive June – July wet weather event drenching the Central Tablelands has certainly now filled the dams to overflowing. What a contrast to our dam in early June! “It never rains but it pours” is true in this case as it has slowed progress on our Cellar Door. The rain run-off from the soaked earth has flooded the building site, so external site works cannot be started until the ground dries out.
Getting bogged is a real problem as one of the tradesmen found out, backing up to unload at the Cellar Door site. 4-wheel drive is needed on slippery sloping surfaces.
Serious work in the vineyard has also stopped so as to avoid damage to the soil profile.