Some weeks ago we were warned that the fire brigade would be burning an area of bush adjacent to our property. The idea of this is to help regenerate the bush and induce some rare native trees to open their seed pods to assist with germination. No date was given, just a time frame. It all depended on the winds and weather. After having had no rain at all for the past month, today was chosen for the burnoff. Guess what? Last night it rained. The bush was damp and very little wind was blowing. An army of trucks arrived this morning for the burnoff with about a dozen or more men and the police supervising the road. They did manage to get the bush alight around the edges but then you can guess what happened after that can't you. Yes it rained and put the fires out. Oh well, better luck next time guys.