TWO GENERATIONS: Hannah Weller with Makayla at the BIEDO International Day of Rural Women event.
TWO GENERATIONS: Hannah Weller with Makayla at the BIEDO International Day of Rural Women event. Tobi Loftus

Farmers welcome heavy rains on day of celebration

FOR Hannah Weller the recent rainfall has been a welcome relief.

"I calculated this month we've nearly had 100mm so far (this month), we had none in September,” Mrs Weller said.

"We've gone from nothing to this.”

Mrs Weller, who farms peanut and cattle with her husband and his family, was happy to see the rain.

"We're farmers, why would we want the rain not to come?” she said.

"It's exactly what we need at the moment.

"A few weeks ago you could walk on the grass and it would crunch under your feet.

"Now it's beautiful, everything is thriving. There's lots of feed for the cattle.”

Mrs Weller said last season had been a struggle.

"We planted peanuts a day before the season ended, we were close to not having a crop at all,” she said.

"If we get rain at the right time this season it could be really good, though we could get this big block of rain and then nothing for the rest of the season, which would make it hard.

"If it continues to give us a few little bits of sunlight to get the tractors in it would be a good season.

"You don't want too much, you don't want too little, we'll go with what we've got and hope for the best.”

Mrs Weller attended the BIEDO International Day of Rural Women event in Wooroolin on Saturday.

"You don't have the chance to catch up often as you're so busy,” she said.

"To show that a little town like this can get a good group of girls together is fantastic.”

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