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Posted: Wednesday 9 January, 2008

by Rosemary at 10:06am in Anything goes 5 comments Comments closed

The weather overnight here has been just horrible. We've had gales and heavy rain. This morning I got up to find a few slates slipped on the roof, a dislocated downpipe, two smashed panes in the greenhouse and the garage under three inches of water - the horses' feed buckets had floated to the back of the garage. Oh, joy! And Dan's in London - so it was on with the Marigolds to get the drain in front of the garage unblocked. Then it was a case of keeping the water moving out of the garage into the drain. It's now clear and the garage floor is cleaner than its been for ages - possibly ever! I still have a few things to move that might have got damp but fortunately the bags of feed were stored on shelves high enough to keep them out of the water. The slates etc will have to wait until Dan comes home and the wind abates a bit.

The horses' field is flooded - their buckets from last night's feed are long gone. Smokey's nice and clean though, apart from his legs.

At the moment, it's sunny and not so windy but it's raining over the hills about 6 miles away - the forecast is for showers, so we'll see how it turns out.

Roll on spring.



Wednesday 9 January, 2008 at 12:43pm

I know the feeling - our top field is a quagmire and the bottom meadow is a lake.

I was bring sheep in last night at 10pm in a gale with the whole horizontal sleet thing going on.


Thursday 10 January, 2008 at 7:09pm

Yes, Scooby, I am most dischuffed that you were here and didn't call!

And it's still rainng here!


Friday 11 January, 2008 at 6:24pm

[hangs head in shame]

Jo Knight

Monday 14 January, 2008 at 9:53am

Ugh, here at LittleFfarm Dairy in Wales it really is horrible. It's almost as dark as night & I cleaned out the duck house in driving rain yesterday; I don't think I've ever been so soaking wet. The ponies' field is a quagmire even though they've only been on the fresh pasture for less than a week; the lambing shed's a couple of inches deep in water; the poultry arks are more like Noah's Ark; the Long Barn has flooded; even the milking parlour has sprung a leak & there is water coming through the roof of one of the new stables. And there's disgusting black, gungey soot splattered down the back of the Rayburn chimney & part of the driveway has been washed away (again). The river in the bottom of the valley is roaring like a lion. And that's all in the last 24 hours....I dread to think what's coming next! Oh, for the joys of Spring!


Saturday 19 January, 2008 at 9:51pm

Wow! Rosemary; that weather sounds like what has been happening in our Willamette Valley and coast line! I am so glad that you and the animals are OK!

We have been very busy with snow. But the more we get, the more water we have in the summer.

Hope you are all doing fine. I have not been on the computer too much lately. I have Carpal Tunnel pretty bad in my hands. I am getting it fixed before long; then I can type more.

Hello to Dan, also.

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