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but why is this drought so fucking WET
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MoralDerangement · 28/04/2012 17:33

sorry but grrrrrr

do not like how squelchy and slippery it is everywhere and is it ever going to stop raining?

:(

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tazzle · 28/04/2012 17:41

we have ducks in residence on our field swamp Confused

small "winter" field getting churned up ......grrrr

on the plus side.... at least when it does stop and we get some sun the grass will grow !

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Mirage · 28/04/2012 19:22

I'm really peed off with it too,my wellies have split and our field is getting really churned up.Someone told me today that the weather is meant to be better on Monday and very nice on Wednesday,I really hope so as I haven't managed a full week's work since the end of March.

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CMOTDibbler · 28/04/2012 19:35

Its so manky isn't it ? We didn't really get out today, but did spend a lot of time in the indoor school pottering around which was nice for a change

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otaku · 28/04/2012 20:18

I know right [muddy pony emoticon] we have a show next week and I show a mandm in hand and she is not rugged, she looks like she is enjoying a mud pack facial

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frostyfingers · 29/04/2012 11:26

It's absolutely vile here - we've got a whole load of ducks quacking about in the field thrilled at their new ponds and dhorse is absolutely miserable. I've put him in, with his heavy duty winter rug on as he was shivering so much his feet were clattering on the concrete. Even dpony who is a hardy welshie with an extra thick coat is looking glum. Our gateway is liquid mud, and it's cold enough to be February not April. We are moving house Tues-Thurs so it had better stop raining otherwise that's going to be a miserable experience too.

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horseylady · 29/04/2012 15:02

Fields under water :( horses in will have to brave attempting to ride the tb in this shortly. I may well wimp out and lunge!! Hoping the rain will stop and the wind and sun will dry the fields!! It's may next week!! They'll only be able to go out for short spells anyway as too much grass I don't want laminitis or colic :( shows all cancelled as well!

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MoralDerangement · 29/04/2012 15:27

it is making me SO GRUMPY

please can it STOP for a few days at least? or one day? or even a good chunk of one day?

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tazzle · 29/04/2012 19:57

we had storm here today sufficient to lift roof of friend outbuilding and blow over mahhooooosive tree at yard .......... just missing us and the stable.


Trying to tie tape up to prevent horses getting into the flooded bit of yard and near the fallen tree was "interesting" Grin

Our natives that rarely see rugs were all shivering and now have their coats on Grin

Was reminded my boots have a leak !!!!

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MoralDerangement · 29/04/2012 22:05

the flooded roads are fun though, I LOVE driving with water coming over the bonnet (sometimes forget am not in a land rover and while submerged thought 'where is the air intake, what happens without a snorkel?' but car seems ok)

have decided to make the most of it and hack through the little ford and Stony Lane the very long one - I love that ride anyway but it must be much more fun now there is deeper water

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Alameda · 03/05/2012 11:38

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Butkin · 03/05/2012 11:43

We were expecting 5-6 mils in West Suffolk last night and got 25 mils! Our moat is the highest it's ever been and we have water running like a river off the tracks into the field entrance - against first time in 10 years.

Mind you when doing the school run this morning we did see an abandoned car being towed out of a flood by a tractor so things could be worse!

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Alameda · 03/05/2012 11:53

debenham (mid suffolk) is completely flooded

even the main roads are under water for large stretches, horses are nearby and unreachable by normal car - wasn't I posting (is mitchy) about riding on the dry cracked bed of the Deben recently? unbelievable, and it is stillllll raining

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Alameda · 03/05/2012 11:55

do you have a moat! are you Douglas Hogg? Grin

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CMOTDibbler · 03/05/2012 12:22

Lots of flooding round here - fortunatly, after 2007 there was a lot of investment in flood defences, so not many properties affected. PITA though as some bridges closed, and the diversions are v long

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Butkin · 03/05/2012 14:44

Biggest in Suffolk Mitchy/Alameda - it surrounds our stable block...

We've got a heron, cormorants and, at the moment, some Canada geese..

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Alameda · 03/05/2012 15:55

Envy
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Butkin · 03/05/2012 16:21

You're welcome to the Canada geese !

P.S. I should point out that we only rent the stable yard (within the moat) not own it!!

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SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 03/05/2012 21:49


My fields are lakes! Sad poor Ponies are wading about. I'm quite worried about my little youngster, he's starting to look very fed up, he is a little thin and has just lost his sparkle! Sad I'm going to fit him for a rug on Tuesday when my working weekend is over and I can be on hand to watch him. I'm feeding him up at the moment as well. He spends so much time dry humping the girls that he isn't eating as much as he should! Confused I'm trying not to think of their poor feet being submerged half the time, but I'm not sure what I can do about it!
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