WOW: Ayesha Nash's Taabinga farm went from a dust bowl to an emerald coloured paradise in three weeks.
WOW: Ayesha Nash's Taabinga farm went from a dust bowl to an emerald coloured paradise in three weeks. Ayesha Nash

Oh, what a difference some rain makes

LIKE most of the South Burnett, Ayesha Nash's Taabinga cattle farm has been transformed by the recent rain.

At the start of this month, it was dust bowl of dry grass which seems a world away from the lush pasture that now blankets the property.

"We had 160mm over the course of two and half and weeks,” Mrs Nash said.

"That's a beautiful amount.”

At the close of last month things were looking bleak on the 24ha property.

The family was buying hay to feed their small herd of cattle and were about to buy a load water.

Their three water tanks were starting to run dry, each holding little more than 30cm of water.

"We had a load of water ordered but there was a two-week waiting list,” Mrs Nash said.

"It was meant to be delivered on Sunday but then we heard a report saying it was going to rain so we cancelled it.”

Later that day a trough settled in above southeast Queensland and rain poured rain across the region.

This kicked the land back into life.

"The soil is so fertile here,” Mrs Nash said.

"If you get a bit of moisture it just springs to life. We're very confident going into the summer. We have three full tanks and the dams are looking good.”

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