The recent heavy rain has caused flooding on North Meadow this week. We have been watching the water levels closely as we are in the middle of the grazing season. Fortunately the water levels have now started to drop. Rain is not expected for the next few days and this will give time for the water to drain away.
Flooding is a regular occurrence over the winter but not normally as early as October. The cattle are coping well with the conditions and still have plenty of grass on the higher ground.
Not much need for our pasture pumps at present, the cows are certainly not short of drinking water.
The water is benefiting large numbers of gulls and several Little Egrets were noticed feeding in an adjacent field.
Court Members are on the meadow every day at present checking the condition of the electric fences and pasture pumps. All was well today, although I did need to wear my chest waders to get to some parts of the meadow.