I paid a site visit on Wednesday, fairly early on in the morning, but I declined Saturday's stomp.
I believe it has rained every day, in some manner, for about a month. There was certainly no let up this past week. Wednesday was raining when I paid a site visit. Large ponds every where on Manor farm and the footpaths. Strangely, the Blackwater was not particularly high.
It's hard to tell if any major work has occurred on Manor farm. The land mass looked a little flatter in some areas, but it might have been my imagination. I found our bulldozer driver working away near the pump station. He was pushing liquid mud (for the most part) from the south vehicle track northward onto what will be Manor lake.
There were no signs of lorry traffic (i.e. tracks) across the bailey bridge. All I could see were one set of bulldozer tracks. This might be due to me arriving quite early, about 8:15am.
As I left the site, and got to the sewage works, I noticed that the bulldozer driver had worked his way westward, and was now pushing mud onto the land mass, somewhere near my mighty mound. I thought, initially, that work had now shifted to the pump station as the land mass was simply too wet and boggy. Seeing the bulldozer neat my mighty mound could suggest I was in error.
Anyway, there is, allegedly, a let up in the rain for about a week. It might be replaced by snow for a while, though nothing fell last night, despite the Beeb and Met Office being adamant that snow would fall. Temperatures, for the following, are expected to be zero or below - and that's during the day.
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