Saturday 25 May 2013 19:55 UTC
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I had a call from my 6 year old this morning asking where his radio-controlled speedboat was. "It's in the farm workshop mate - you'll have to get Mum to get it and put some new batteries in it though" I replied, assuming he was planning on a bit of a tame water-sports session in the bath (we're not posh enough to have a swimming pool).
At the time I was helping a pal out 10 miles away who's sheep were knee deep in mud, literally.
When I left home this morning, the farm was damp, but nothing to get too worried about. As I drove alongside the farm on my way back (only 5 hours later) I suddenly realised why Mono Jnr wanted to get his toy speedboat out.
The first picture was taken in June (you can see my OCD issues going on with the way the grass is cut - that's my problem and I need to learn to deal with it.. ).
The second one was taken at lunchtime today!!! Yesterday, the ditch (running right to left through the middle of the photos) was brimming a bit, but that was it!!
Not to worry, I didn't have much luck with the goose on Christmas Eve, but that bigger one in the foreground of the second picture might feed a few more
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Thankfully, no. Our house sits a fair bit higher than the water level. But thanks for asking.
Realistically, all we've lost is about 5 acres of wheat (foregone profit value £1,500) so not a disaster by any means. Just a shock at how quickly it happened.
Oh, and the 30 horses have a fair bit less ground to graze - but that's Mrs M's concern. I'll be busy plucking and dragging the swan into the freezer whilst she deals with that.
Good to know your home is OK if not your land.
I am curious to know just how much of the rain that has fallen will benefit the country long term, there was talk at the start of last year about the aquifers desperately needing water, have we had the wrong sort of rain or are the aquifers suitably filled?
Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die today.
Driving to Norfolk and back today, M and I noticed that the flooding along the Waveney alongside the A143 has reduced a fair bit in the last week. You can actually see some fields now, rather than a giant lake, but there's an awful lot of water about.
Hosepipe ban about April-time, then.
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