Friday, September 26, 2014

Blessed rain

For many heavy rain is a curse, especially those who are here on vacation but for the farmers it is a blessing from heaven.

The rain is set to continue into next week but hopefully will come with less force and without the heavy thunder. That will please those who have almond and olive trees which are very resistant to drought but are suffering after a very dry and hot summer.

The drought this summer has been described as the most severe for 150 years threatening even the pine trees that normally will survive anything.

What the farmers do not want though is a “gota fria” or cold drop because that is often accompanied by hail which damages fruit and other crops.

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