land or sea

More snow fell last night, followed by rain and sleet however our troubles here are nothing compared with those who live in Australia, especially in the State of Victoria and are coping with these terrible bush fires. How they would welcome a dose of the cold wet stuff, and that puts everything in perspective for us.

We are in now uncharted territory as the combination of rain and melting snow on previously saturated ground is a new one. We watch almost hour by hour as the pond levels rise and the fields start to flood.

The problem with the overflowing pond is that it can overflow through the Victorian buildings to fill the yard and we have no where else to move the housed cattle to.

warm and dry for now

warm and dry for now

All the melt water from the village runs down the road and into the pond, on top of all our own ‘run off’ from the surrounding fields and yards.

Frost is forecast later tonight, perhaps it will slow the rapid thaw but the problem is that the roads are running with water so they will probably be like glass tomorow and we know the County Council is short of grit and no longer bothers to salt the rural byways.
It took an hour to get to the local railway station 5 miles away this morning.
Spring seems a long way away but would be very welcome right now.

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One response to “land or sea

  1. It is usually the animals that suffer from these extreme weather conditions. We have to watch the sheep closely especially at this time, only 6 weeks or so away from lambing.

    CJ xx

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