It’s extremely dry in Tasmania’s Southern Midlands and on the east coast, so the timing of the Coal River Producers Association’s 50th anniversary dinner was going to enable farmers to catch up. Worried faces turned to outright smiles during the night when it started to rain. Not a drizzle, but the first real rain for months. Our man on the spot said “the sky literally opened up during the dinner, people were ecstatic”. “One individual, suit and all, went out into the rain to do a jig”. Now that’s relief!