Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mum is depressed

My mummy is very sad today. My daddy hired people to drill a hole in Boaz's paddock in the hopes of finding water. We are in a serious drought down here in Tassie and poor Boaz hasn't had any fresh grass in ages. He goes through 2 bales of lucerne hay a week, approx 100 bales a year. Now I'm no good at maths but at $12 per bale, mummy says it costs her $1200 a year just on lucerne hay and that's not including grass hay at $8 a bale, chaff at $38 a bag & pellets at $25 a bag.

Daddy was hoping to find water in a boar so then they could have sprinklers and grow Boaz some grass. Not to mention also water so they can have showers and do laundry & give me baths too.
The drilling company charge $145 per metre they have to drill and today they drilled down 70 metres and still did not find any water so my daddy lost alot of money with nothing to show for it but a big old hole.
The water diviner daddy hired to come out and tell him where to drill said they'd strike water between 52 and 64 metres down. He charged $200 to give us this information (95% success rate) and he was wrong.

I'm glad I'm not a human. Life sucks for them sometimes.

Anyway here is a pic of them drilling and my dad's redundancy money from Blundstones going down the toilet, or should I say hole.

Notice how low the dam is on the far right. Once upon a time, a long time ago, it used to be full.

I wonder where the silver lining could be?


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh Gizmo, I just read the previous post and found out that your fish had babies in the New Year Eve. I think that the good sign for the New Year.
I'm so sorry to hear that your mom has been sad 'cause of the drought and then spending big money looking for water with no results in sight!
Hug you and your mom. Water will be coming, life is gonna be better, k?
Love and hug

Lorenza said...

Hi, Gizmo!
I am so sorry your Dad spent all that money without good results!
I can understand your Mom!
I hope the drought ends soon!
Kisses and hugs

Tibby said...

Hi Gizmo.
So sorry to hear that you didn't find any water. I'm glad we're not humans too cuz they always have hard stuff to do and they seem to need that money stuff to do anything! I hope things get better for you guys down there.

Anonymous said...

Oh Gizmo, I am so sorry to hear about this. That is a lot of money. You snuggle a lot with your mom and help cheer her up.


Eric S. said...

So sorry they had to spend all that money. I hope your drought is over soon.

Be sure to give Mum and Daddy big kisses and lots of love, they probably need it.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh Pedro.. I am so sorry that your dad had to spend all the wasted a lot of precious money to dig that $#!@* hole. I hope the drought is over soon and your problems will be over.

Big hugs to your mommy and daddy.

Jackson and Patrick said...

That seriously stinks! We hope you find your silver lining soon!

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Gizmo,
The drought sure is bad in certain parts of the country. We didn't realise how bad it was in your neck of the woods. It's heartbreaking. We really feel for you all. We'll keep our paws crossed for some decent rain and soon.

Noah x

The OP Pack said...

We were just hearing about all the flooding in the state of Washington and now we see woo have no water - sometimes life seems so unfair. It is much easier being a pup than a human for sure. We will do our special husky rain and snow dance so woo can get some rain and we can get some snow.

Woos, the OP Pack

Snowy and Crystal said...

aww gizmo we are sorry to hear that

give your mommy kisses from us

Pedro said...


Oh no, that is terrible news! I hope you get some good old fashioned rain there!


Sharon said...

Hi Gizmo,
Man, what a bummer. Hopefully you will get some water soon, from somewhere!

S and D