Well, if it is not going to rain, then having delightful and enjoyable guests is the next best thing!
The sun continues to bake the ground, the grass crackles underfoot and the dairy herd comes running with the sound of the opening gate. It is difficult to keep a positive frame of mind when each day sees continuing hardship. Decisions are made, stock is sold, dams can be cleaned out (now that's a positive!) remaining stock is fed and some trees are watered.
With no rain on the horizon, it is looking like a long haul going into the winter and out the other side with feeding. We used to think that the escalating number of ants in the house was a sign of rain, now we know - they too are starving!