Whilst the rest of the country seems to be knee deep in snow we have had a veritable downpour.
When I got up on Sunday morning the rain was lashing down and it was blowing a gale. It was not ideal riding weather but I had to go out so any riding had to be done then or never. The field was in a terrible state!
As it happened, the rain eased off slightly while we were riding so we were well rewarded for taking the plunge!
I was out for the afternoon and during that time the rain got worse. There was water flowing out of the drystone walls around our yard and the stream rose alarmingly.
As I was out my Mum left a marker stone to show me how far it had come. The gates had to be opened because there was a lot of debris building up against them.
The water levels went down again surprisingly quickly but the fields are still sodden. There will be no riding on them for a while!