We’ve had some quantity of rain over the past 24 hours and now it is blowing a hooley as well. Not nice. The wind is going to swing round from the north, temperatures are dropping rapidly and snow is forecast in a Force 9 overnight.
There is flooding everywhere and I think I might be saying goodbye to my bridge too.
So Daisy and I shoved all the horses at home to dry out a bit in the stables with haynets, and then went on to Sandness to see how the Minions were getting on. We found them busy begging at the Hydro men (electricity supply) who were in next door’s garden for some reason.
We had driven over in the van which was just as well as the roads were flooded in quite a few places and I doubt my Mum-mobile would’ve got through. Anyway, the van made it through valiantly and we had brought two bale of hay. One bale we stored in a friend’s shed and the other we distributed. Happly little Minions who are hopefully ready to meet the storm with bellies full of fibre – the best fuel there is for their internal central heating system.
Their burn is flooding but there is shelter and higher ground to stand on.
We went home and I took a few photos of our flooded fields.
This is our other croft across the road that we rent out.
From the road.
And, interestingly, this is the burn in 2008. My neighbour took this photo when she said the burn was the highest she had ever seen it, 12 years ago. I think today it is even higher.
Anywho, we have done our best for everyone.
Stay safe everyone xx