I also think she writes really well!
I grew up in HB and it's not uncommon to be very dry in the Bay at this time of the year - but this year seems to be particularly bad from the photos I have seen. Though my parents did get some decent rain this week, which was good to hear. Droughts are so challenging as you don't know when it will end - I think getting off farm, talking with mates and making time for hobbies/other activities is really important. You are never alone in the drought situation either.