The major newspaper published about an hour away from Farside keeps suggesting that local farmers could be in for a drought. This goes to show just how many micro-climates we have in New Zealand. A drought… it’s possible. But considering that the last three months here have seen the following precipitation – October 163 mls, November 96 mls, December 150 mls, and in the first few days of 2012, we’ve already had 32mls here. I’m not seeing a drought. In fact if that’s what they call a ‘drought’, heaven help us all if it rains.