Wet, Wet, Wet

 

Keeping dry on high ground, the oast and shepherd’s hut holiday homes are looking out on to some incredible scenes at the moment. 

The River Brede flows through the heart of the farm, and with the unprecedented amount of rain, it has now spectacularly burst its banks. We have almost one hundred acres of pasture under water with much of it ten feet deep. 

The sheep have been moved to higher ground, nevertheless with all the fields so wet, they are still downbeat. Sheep like dry feet and dry backs. Instead, they are stodging the ground in and eating hay like there is no tomorrow. 

The majority of the ewes are to be housed indoors from the first week in January, and this date cannot come soon enough. Fingers crossed this water recedes by then, else I’ll have to call Noah….

 

 

Written by Stuart

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