We need it, the campo needs it, the reservoirs need it. But we dread it every year. What is it? The rainy season!
Normally, we get 4-5 days of rain followed by a long period of better weather. This was totally turned on its head last year, because we had 4 months of (almost) solid rain! That was pretty unusual weather, even by mountain standards.
Last year, the rains all through Andalucia were so dramatic that roads were swept away, even one of the motorways near Granada! (it looks really impressive to see tarmac ripped and broken apart by the rain – you just hope you aren’t that unlucky motorist to be driving on the road when it happens!)
There was so much rain for so long last year, that we were rather “rained out”. We couldn’t dry clothes, the winter veg we had planted was washed away, the dogs developed skin conditions and mildew appeared in the bedroom. But we were lucky, as many in the village had roofs that leaked badly!
So we’re hoping this year is a more normal mix of rain/good weather. Watch this space – you just know I’ll tell you because (as our daughter always tells us) we farmers are obsessed with the weather!