Storms: And they are still with us, what we don't see is the damage to farms, not only in loss of animal life, but the landslides that have happened in Cumbria for instance. When I checked through my news this morning they were highlighting the dam that had burst in Brazil in November of last year cascading tons of toxic water down to the sea, it was remarked that you hear nothing of this catastrophic happening in the news, no we are entertained to the latest on Assange and his break for freedom.
This morning on 'Farming Today' a woman farmer was talking about a landslide on her small farm, and of course the consequences this would have, it would be a long term problem, as she could not get her sheep up onto the fells. The photos are of another farm that experienced a landslide at the back of the farm.
As waters tumble furiously in the rivers up in the North of England and Scotland, one wonders what will this back to back storms have on the coming farming year. We all look forward to the sun of spring and summer but the fields are still heavily flooded with water in others lurking underfoot.