Tuesday 25 September 2012

Noah's ark

I thought this morning when I woke up that we might have to send out for Noah's Ark, there was standing water everywhere, our patio was underwater, which is a first.

Our little ford across our drive had turned into a full blown stream with a very impressive water fall before and a raging torrent after the drive.
The bottom of the drive was no better, we had a lake down there with our (luckily emptied) wheelie bin floating in it!

Our ford works it's way down to the Raylees Burn, usually a 2 meter wide max water course running through our land.  Not today, it had burst its banks and had swamped the trees, thankfully our wooden bridge seems so far to be holding up.

The Raylees Burn seems to have turned into the Woodburn Sea in our neighbours field!

Thankfully we have enough room in the shed for all the alpacas to enjoy some respite from the terrible rain, so the boys have now come in too.  The shed now plays home to the whole Barnacre herd, plus the livery girls and the goaties, oh yes and tweet the cockerel who still doesn't realise he's supposed to live in the chicken coop!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Its been torrential up here to ...we've all been in hiding from the wind and rain. The boys have been introduced to their...nearly finished barn ...Jayne

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

When it's freezing cold and a howling gale outside, you can look back at the benefit of living high on a hill away from flood plains! (joking aside, sympathy to anyone affected by floods)