Monday, 23 August 2010
There was 20mm of rain between midnight and 6am, and then more rain all afternoon. Big puddles formed on the tarps and collected over the top of the bales. The weight of the water proved too much in some places and the edges of the tarps gave way and spilled water onto the plywood on top of the bales.
We have spent a lot of time sponging water off the tarps!
When it is drier we need to see how wet the bales are and in particular how deep the water goes into the bale. If it is just on the surface the bale will probable dry out (particularly with the strong wind we have been having) but if water has got into the centre of the bale, it will probably not dry out before it rots.