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My list of wishes in my last column didn’t include the biggest flood in the Waveney Valley since 1968, but it happened nonetheless and on Christmas Eve a nearby measuring station recorded its highest ever water level up by nearly 0.5 metres.
We had a bit of excitement in the garden last week. I had a text from my wife to phone the local farmer after she heard a moo which sounded too close. It was, and 75 cows and their calves had got out and were walking down the street.
Spring is just around the corner and it’s very noticeable that winter cereals and grass are greening up, but that’s not surprising when we look at how warm the soil temperatures are for the time of the year.
We’ve not got as many apples and plums as last year, but the pears are pretty good and the rain over the summer has not only helped the wheat and barley harvests but also the fern growth on our asparagus which is much bigger than last season.